Pale Fire

Pale Fire

Book - 1992
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Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [1992], c1962
ISBN: 9780679410775
0679410775
Branch Call Number: FIC/NAB 4565fi 1

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kwsmith
Jun 25, 2017

There is no question that Nabokov is a true master at his craft. However, this book reads like an overly intellectual academic exercise exploring alternative forms of literature. If you squint hard enough you can find the threads of interesting story buried in these pages, but I was expecting so much more from this classic novel. The book begins with a 999 line poem written by a fictional poet named John Shade. The poem is followed by a lengthy commentary written by a fictional academic named Charles Kinbote who provides his own thoughts and literary analysis of the fictional poem. During the commentary, Charles Kinbote reveals that he has an unusual relationship with John Shade, and that he is much more than a simple academic scholar. But in the end, it's too annoyingly meta for my puny literary powers.

morrisonist Sep 12, 2015

this is a story about a man who wants to save his daughter from the harsh realities of life, and accidentally destroys her in the process

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mickiy
Dec 29, 2013

Nightmare to read. YOU will be turn pages back and forth all night long.

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