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The Eye by Vladimir Nabokov
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Aug 25, 11

Read in August, 2011

Sometimes the shortest books are the greatest pleasure to read, thanks not only to their brevity. A short novel can be a fine experiment. The Eye had me with its narrator, a failed suicide who believes himself witness to the afterlife, curiously similar to sixties Berlin. The author's facility is deployed beautifully if only too briefly, but that is part of what makes this a joy, like a passing image of beauty that remains hours afterward, all the more poignant for its fleetingness.
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