jfuller says: They're painted on seashells. They're Florida tourist ashtrays. You buy 'em in the same shop as the little painted plaster toilets that say "We don't swim in your toilet, don't pee in our pool." Yes, I know there are broadminded folk who think Florida tourist ashtrays count as art. There's a whole trailerpark full of that kind a few miles down the road.
I have read only one book of his and a half -- the half was Lolita, which I couldn't finish. He is a brilliant stylist, he writes beautifully, but his subjects, his sense of life, his view of man, are so evil that no amount of artistic skill can justify them.
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