Princess Sparkle, April 24, 2010 (view all comments by Princess Sparkle)
One of the most beautifully written books it has ever been my pleasure to read. It took ages, as I savored each word, set into its sentence like a gemstone into jewelry. Rushdie is a master storyteller, and a meticulous craftsman.
Zmrzlina, October 6, 2007 (view all comments by Zmrzlina)
No surprises in this story... the telling has lots of twists but the turns are seen well in advance. A beautiful telling, nonetheless. Language so magical one forgives the predictable. Indian history, folklore and drama. I am not such a fool to take this fictional account as gospel, however I was motivated to go looking for more information about events and figures.
The one foreshadowing I cannot forgive involves a "walkman" and its use as a tool of destruction. Too mundane a plot my dear Mr. Rushdie!
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