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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
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Jan 19, 2010

bookshelves: classics, tried-and-failed

this is just not the right time for nonlinear meta meta meta fiction. i'll come back to it but yeah, not right now.

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Jessica It probably took me till like halfway into the book before it really made much sense, but it's so amazing if you stick with it. Give it a try another time. This is actually probably the only book I've ever read that I finished and immediately started over again, because by the end I realized how good it was and wanted to revisit the beginning with the perspective of the whole book.

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shannon i definitely got from the foreward that it had great promise, but right now i need linear. linear and possibly trashy. i literally felt my brain shrinking in retreat while reading.

Jessica Oh believe me, I totally understand that. I just wanted to get it out there that it's definitely worth coming back to this book when you're feeling ready. :)

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