• Masterly, hilarious, truly insightful ... Vladimir Nabokov's views are of compelling interest - paradoxically, because he regularly insisted that his novels sent no message, made no moral case and presented no argument ... His non-fiction stands up astonishingly well.

    Philip Hensher, The Spectator
  • He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language.

    Anthony Burgess
  • Nabokov can move you to laughter in the way that masters can - to laughter that is near to tears.

    The Guardian