She Needed a Dead Husband

imagesVladimir Nabokov is a very special writer. His books are not only very well written but they often require a modest twisting of the reader’s gray cells to experience much of the hidden fun in every story. Everyone who attended school beyond the 9th grade has been introduced toNabokov’s excellent puzzle book, Pale Fire, and although there are still prudish readers who refuse to sully their high morals with the story of a pedophile the likes of Lolita, Nabokov’s novel is arguably in the top ten world-wide. But many readers never go beyond those two books.

If you are reading Nabokov beyond the two well-known novels, I recommend the Nabokov bibliography on Wikipedia.

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Sybarite Habits

When I was a young Adonis I regularly took a bath and washed my hair every Saturday in the late afternoon. Then I was ready to go carousing Saturday night (even though I was just twelve and still a couple of years away from driving). But as the years went by, I began taking regular showers … at least one a day.


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