Author: Salman Rushdie
publ: vintage (2002)
this book is about malik solanka who has left his wife and kid and is roaming the streets of
intellectual judgements apart, I really enjoyed reading it. Because I never had any such expectations as a story with a proper structure from rushdie who never seemed to believe in a novel with a polished structure. Almost all of his books I have read I have enjoyed not for their theme or how he creates a well-finished novel, but just because of his magical writing style. This book also I enjoyed for the same reason. Just the experience of reading anything by rushdie, the greatest prose-stylist of our times, is in itself a reason for tremendous joy! And this book seemed very different from his other books I have read and beautiful in a cute way. And it didn’t feel boring at any point, and the pages were being flipped over at a pretty fast pace and I finished reading it in a very short time, in spite of its huge size.
Courtesy: ernakulam public library