Mishka (mishka_penguin) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

#3 The Eye

 The Eye is Vladimir Nabokov's fourth, and shortest, novel. It was a quick and easy read. Very funny - possibly one of the funniest Nabokov novels I've read to date (this is my fifth). The plot has a 'twist' which I did find slightly obvious, but perhaps only because I was looking for it. I also wanted to include this, a reminder of Nabokov's talent for putting into words those thoughts and feelings you don't even notice you have yourself:

It is amusing to catch another's room by surprise. The furniture froze in amazement when I switched on the light. 

Highly recommended.

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