There is no news, probably intentional, and I hope he’s recovering. He has a new book called Victory City coming in February 2023. For some reason, I can’t find my old copy of The Satanic Verses that I bought in 1989. I probably lent it to someone. Grrrrrrr. I should be like a librarian and write things down. I will be gradually re-reading his books, … Continue reading No, I haven’t forgotten, September is my Salman Rushdie month.
I am still reading the autobiography of Salman Rushdie. It shows the complex situation about the fatwa, the involvement of other artists and politicians, the impact on Salman Rushdie and his family. it shows people behave well, or badly. Mr Rushdie sounds honest, sensible and level-headed. The arrogance described by journalists before doesn’t seem to be there. The book is impressive, and because it is … Continue reading My all Indian book club joined me in my Salman Rushdie month.
I am reading his autobiography. The cover name comes from Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. The book is written in third person. unusual for an autobiography, but it works. It shows the life in hiding, as if this is not the whole Salman Rushdie, just the Salman Rushdie after ” his fatwa”. It is well written, witty, sad, clever. It also explains all the myths … Continue reading It is still August, but more in my Salman Rushdie month. it will be a couple of days longer.
I have been thinking about my favourite English writing living author. He is fortunately still living despite the horrendous stabbing attack last week. I remember that I wanted to buy The Satanic Verses when I found out about the fatwa. I saw Midnight Children in the local bookstore. I asked if they had any other Salman Rushdie books. The shop assistant was careful. “What did … Continue reading I am having a Salman Rushdie month, will you join me?