What's the next Nabokov book for my book group?
May 14, 2010 12:51 PM Subscribe
What's the next Nabokov book for my book group? Not Pnin
, or Ada
posted by Jasper Fnorde to Writing & Language (32 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
My Pretentious Books Group (the books tend to be pretentious, not the members) is lining up our slate for the next year, and we want something by Nabokov. The group read Pnin and liked it. I think most of us have read Lolita enough times that another go-round isn't necessary. I dearly love Ada, but I fear it's too long. Under 500 pages seems to work best for us. Pale Fire is a possibility, but I fear it may be too knotty. The only other one I've read is Speak, Memory.
What does the hive mind recommend, and why? We want enough meat for a 90 minute discussion, but that's pretty much a given with Nabokov, I expect.