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Vladimir Nabokov
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Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
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Hocus Pocus - Kurt Vonnegut I wasn't quite as enamoured with this Vonnegut tale as I have been with his others. I know he likes to jump back and forth in different time periods of his main character and I usually find it works well. This time there far too many too fast and I found myself quite disoriented. The subject matter was somewhat interested but because of the time shifts a lot of it was covered over and over again, ad nauseum.I really never thought I would read a Vonnegut I didn't like. I have and this is the book. Besides the problems outlined above I also just couldn't come to like the main protagonist. Not once did I feel close to him, cheer for him or even feel sorry for him. Vonnegut has brilliant and witty moments but just not enough to carry this book for me. I will give it a three star rating for that alone and my usual lamentation of the lack of half stars.