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This book simply has to be my favourite; it is... dark, bitingly witty, melodically intertwining, incessantly cruel-- I mean, really. The controversial subject matter aside... the words astound me every time I read it. (That and the fact that it makes gratuitous references to one of my favourite Edgar Alan Poe poems, Annabel Lee.) It's a complex, unique and rich narrative that continues to be witty, even while the protagonist (if one could call a pedophile such a thing) flip-flops from self loathing to apathy to adoration. Nabokov subtly manipulates the reader, inducing
Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov Adam Krug is a world renowned philosophy professor, an iconoclast recently widowed, who does not, to put it very mildly, suffer fools gladly. Paduk is the leader of a quasi fascist, quasi communist party called Ekwilism,(Party of the Average Man)who has just completed a coup to take over the governing of the fictitious eastern European country of(I don't think it is ever named, but I may have missed it. The principal cities are denoted as Omigod and, since the coup, Padukgrad). Paduk and Krug have history, having mutually loathed each other as schoolboys, bu