I really enjoy some of Salman Rushdie’s works, The Satanic Verses is one of my favorite novels of all time. On the other hand I have a hard time appreciating books like Fury. So let’s just say his work is uneven. But with Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights he’s upping my running score on him in favor of more likes than dislikes. This time the story is heavy on magical realism with emphasis on the magical – but it displays Rushdie’s fierce sense of humor, his usual idea that “we are all mongrels” and skillful story-telling.
This is the same Salman Rushdie who wrote Midnight’s Children, the winner of 1981 Booker Prize, the “Booker of Bookers” (1993) and “Best of Bookers” (2008). Only with The Satanic Verses has he ever since come close to that brilliance. >>>>MORE>>>>