NABOKV-L post 0004861, Sat, 4 Mar 2000 10:55:46 -0800

Re: Pyrrhic Praise for Pale Fire (fwd)
> I got a kick out of this latest reader review at for "Pale
> Fire" -- one of those rare blurbs that probably does more harm than
> good:
> "This book grabbed me from the very start. Do NOT read the
> introduction, like most introductions it spoils the actual read."

Actually, I think this reviewer is referring to Mary McCarthy's famous
article on _Pale Fire_, "A Bolt from the Blue", which is reprinted
(possibly under another title) in the Penguin edition and which *does*
contain a number of spoilers.

Edo Marinus
Sidney Sussex College