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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Nabokov
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Jan 30, 2009

really liked it
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Read in January, 2010

Amazing to see the evolution of a master of the English language (and ESLR master at that!). There were a few real gems in this, and a few that droned on a bit. I can't say that many of them compare to his novels like Pnin or Pale Fire, and when read in large chunks, some of the repetition gets tiresome. I'm all for writing what you know, but how many Russian emigrés and pince-nez can one read about?
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02/04/2009 page 20
2.92% "I had to read the first sentence three times because it was so amazing. This is going to take a looooong time to read..."
03/12/2009 page 120
17.52% "I didn't dream it could happen, but I'm becoming bored with the unending alliteration."
01/10/2010 page 510
74.45% "I meant to just read a few stories in between novels, but I can't stop…"
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