Lauren Leto

Nabokov Making Me Mad

Posted in book porn by Lauren Leto on November 17, 2009

I’m dying to read this book but it is over $35 and in shrink wrap so I can’t open it and take a peek. The back doesn’t even have a description.

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  1. Mr. Apron said, on November 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I thought they only shrink-wrapped porno magazines and 50-pound coffee-table books about the Packard Automobile Company.

    Doesn’t the idea of a free-market book retailer preventing you from even skimming through a book seem unjust?

  2. Eric said, on November 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I think it’s because they’ve got a pretty unique structure to the book. It was taken from Nabokov’s notecards, and they’ve recreated them in the book so that they can be torn out and reorganized, like Nabokov would have done. A neat concept, and to me the only way they could justify bringing out something so thin at such a price.

  3. A Look Inside! « Book Nerding said, on December 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    […] porn by Lauren Leto on December 8, 2009 Previously, I bemoaned my inability to open this book: however an article that I found through the magic of Twitter is giving me the “inside” […]

  4. […] The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov (as you all know: here and here and here and here). […]

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