Laughter in the Dark (Google eBook)
Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set in the film world of Berlin in the 1930s.
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Review: Laughter in the DarkUser Review - Ivana - Goodreads
In the opening lines Nabokov reveals both the plot and the tone of the book and yet it doesn't make it any less interesting. The opening lines attracted me immediately: “Once upon a time there lived ... Read full review
Review: Laughter in the DarkUser Review - Jennifer (JC-S) - Goodreads
'Once upon a time there lived in Berlin, Germany a man called Albinus. He was rich, respectable, happy; one day he abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress; he loved; was not loved; and ... Read full review