The Real life of Sebastian Knight

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a biography by a Russian émigré of his half-English brother, Sebastian Knight. While on a quest for Knight, he re-enacts his brother’s imaginative stories and gets so involved that the biography begins to appear like another of Knight’s works.

What makes this book stand out?

This light novel explores life, art, love, exile, loss and the shift in the manner close to Nabokov's experience at times.

Read it for

The storyline is full of mystery and suspicion. So if you're into these, do give this a read.

Don't read it for

You can never be sure who is telling you the story. Also, it's pretty difficult to distinguish between the real and the fictional.

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