One of the funniest books you will ever read, together up there with Luke Rhinehart's "The Dice Man", Vladimir Nabokov delivers humoristic reference upon reference without ever compromising on advancing the story and yet always, as the kids say, keeping it real. Not only a perverted love story between Humbert and a under-aged "nymphet" but also a complete recollection taken from the heart of a man that gazed too long into an abyss. Reading this fine piece of work will put you clavicle-deep into the struggle between sanity and gay old times secretly asking yourself "So, was it based on a true story or..." even though you know the answer yourself. The hallmark of classic novels are that they are modern even decades after their creation. This one could have been written last week.