I just read king queen knave. It's his take on Flaubert (type themes) and although he would rather die twice then admit it, it is quite similar to great gatsby.
Nabokov is great in his usage of similes, metaphors, imagery, but his early novels have this self pompousness and subtle grandiose statements that makes you feel like you're reading novels and stories written by an extremely talented Brian from family guy or Ted from how I met your mother. I want to blurt this in class but I dare not.
His writing is quite lovely tho and has this nice self conscious quality almost as if he is making light metaphysical jokes but not in the hit you over the head with intellectualism like Joyce does. A real pleasure to read