is written by one of the top five greatest writers of the english language that ever lived (in my estimate, at least). I'd never seen a man do so much wonder with words before that book. His other stuff is equally profound, though from what I've read do not match the comedy of Lolita.
In my opinion Nabokov is the greatest stylist ever. Nobody has/had more control over the English langauge than that russian bastard.
(The other four great writers: H.L. Mencken, Hunter Thompson, Ayn Rand, Abraham Lincoln)