Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day #21,581

Walk km 3696-3698:
to the library
Walk km 3698-3709: from Science World to English Bay (and return) with the Meetup group

aprox km 3708 Main Street station

Book #276 (#3 this year): Despair(1934-65, Vladamir Nabokov)

I was browsing this website and realized that the book under discussion was a Nabokov that I had never read. Well, I am happy to report that I have now remedied that situation. Despair may not be another The Defense or Pale Fire but it's still filled with the usual (actually quite unusual) Nabokov mind games. Reading it is like looking at a series of Salvador Dali paintings where reality is beginning to melt and dribble off the side of the table. But by the end everything seems to have righted itself and the cameras are ready to roll.

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