Nabokov's Pale Fire, somehow...
Hard but doable (of course not 1:1). Also Daddy could play with structure and chronology.
F*cking masterpiece, absolutely brilliant, the best thing ever made
Don't you dare read ABOUT it, just read it first.
Don't spoil the bliss.
(and if you read crap on the daily basis don't read it at all - this is heavyweight or "solid food" to put it biblically)
And please don't try to compare or read it to "better understand" BR2049...
(because you simply won't - these are just two thematically different works)
It will be like watching Kubrick or Nolan to "get" Uwe Boll or Tommy Wiseau...
BR just uses the "cells" passage from the Poem. That's it
We don't compare chocolate with sh*t, do we?
(comparision doesn't give justice anyway)
I'm not saying that BR and it's themes are stupid.
I'm just saying about the mastery, brilliancy, idea, execution etc. of Nabokov
(all works for that matter but PF particularly) so you can know proportions and how superior He is.
Pure Genius He was. The God.
Nabokov isn't "The Lolita Guy" but "The Pale Fire Guy"