"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita."
What an amazing opening line to a novel!
You may be interested to know that Professor Michael Maar, a German academic teaching at Stanford University wrote to me two years ago and pointed out many interesting parallels between ITLAD/CTF and the writings of Nabokov. He particularly pointed me to a novel called Transparent Things which Michael informed me is "an exact translation of your Daemon-and-spirits-theory formed into fiction. You should have a look."
Thanks for this posting Susan-Marie, I will contact Michael again and see if we can get him involved on here. As far as I am aware he is now back in Berlin. He contacted me after placing this amazing review of ITLAD onto Amazon USA:
"In "Harry Potter" there is a witch who owns a magic book "you can't stop reading". Mr. Peake apparently had met this witch and tickled her secret out of here. His book, in any case, is one you can't stop reading. You don't need to agree with his last conclusion about life never ending but repeating itself at Death's approach in something like an exploding time-bubble and a new parallel universe. But along the way, leading to this conclusion, you will have revelations and epiphanies on every second page. Nothing is like it seems to be - this, at least,is one truth you carry home having read this brillant and mind-boggling book."