• The variety, force and richness of Nabokov's perceptions have not even the palest rival in modern fiction. To read him in full flight is to experience stimulation that is at once intellectual, imaginative and aesthetic, the nearest thing to pure sensual pleasure that prose can offer

    Martin Amis
  • He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language

    Anthony Burgess
  • The power of the imagination is not apt soon to find another champion of such vigour

    John Updike