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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel | Salman Rushdie
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post Los Angeles Times San Francisco Chronicle Harpers Bazaar St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Guardian The Kansas City Star National Post BookPage Kirkus ReviewsFrom Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling. In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own subStan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayors office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining. Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil. Centuries ago, Dunia, a princess of the jinn, fell in love with a mortal man of reason. Together they produced an astonishing number of children, unaware of their fantastical powers, who spread across generations in the human world. Once the line between worlds is breached on a grand scale, Dunias children and others will play a role in an epic war between light and dark spanning a thousand and one nightsor two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights. It is a time of enormous upheaval, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse. Inspired by the traditional wonder tales of the East, Salman Rushdies novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in todays world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption.Praise for Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight NightsRushdie is our Scheherazade. . . . This book is a fantasy, a fairytaleand a brilliant reflection of and serious meditation on the choices and agonies of our life in this world.Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian One of the major literary voices of our time . . . In reading this new book, one cannot escape the feeling that [Rushdies] years of writing and success have perhaps been preparation for this moment, for the creation of this tremendously inventive and timely novel.San Francisco Chronicle A wicked bit of satire . . . [Rushdie] riffs and expands on the tales of Scheherazade, another storyteller whose spinning of yarns was a matter of life and death.USA Today A swirling tale of genies and geniuses [that] translates the bloody upheavals of our last few decades into the comic-book antics of warring jinn wielding bolts of fire, mystical transmutations and rhyming battle spells.The Washington Post Great fun . . . The novel shines brightest in the panache of its unfolding, the electric grace and nimble eloquence and extraordinary range and layering of his voice.The Boston GlobeFrom the Hardcover edition.
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jayavant
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Been a while since I read Rushdie. Forgot how good he is. Such a story teller. I can hear his voice.

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Shemac77
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite Rushdie. To be fair, I rushed through it and didn‘t give it the time it deserved.

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Shemac77
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Diving into some Rushdie.....let my boyfriend go to my shelves and pick my next read, he better have done well.

Cathythoughts Hi Sheila , I just see a post with my name on it ... but I‘m not on FB & this really worries me ... I don‘t understand it ??? 4mo
Shemac77 I have no idea! @Cathythoughts I‘m never on FB but still have an account. I‘ll look into it. I‘ve never looked for any litsy friends on FB either. Social media is increasingly freaking me out 4mo
Cathythoughts @Shemac77 no worries, that original comment I sent you was edited some how ... I had sent you a longer more explanatory text .... getting too weird. Anyway no worries at all ... social media is freaking me out too. Take care XX 4mo
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Lovesbooks87
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I got the book @EH2018 @Patchshank I sent you the next book this morning. It should be there by Thursday. #LMPBC

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EH2018
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@Lovesbooks87 the next #LMPBC book is on its way to you!

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EH2018
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Thanks @aroc just got the #LMPBC book in!

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aroc
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Received some Litsy mail today! #LitsyLove #LMPBC

@Patchshank it arrived safe and sound! @EH2018 @Lovesbooks87

Thanks for the card @litenthusiast! I'm worried we may be the same person 🤣🤣

Patchshank I hope you enjoy it! 7mo
litenthusiast @aroc I just saw this tag! It made me laugh. 💜 7mo
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Prithu_reads
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Perfect Holiday 🙄

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Some river side reading between shifts.

Jabberwocky I picked this up a couple of weeks ago, the premise sound so good! I‘ll look forward to your opinion! 1y
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EchoLogical
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Bailedbailed

Yes this is a screenshot of my Goodreads review because I'm lazy 🤷🏾‍♀️

jmtrivera I should do this! Maybe then I wouldn't always be behind on Litsy reviews! 😆 1y
ReadingEnvy I've started posting my litsy reviews on Goodreads because I get so behind there. 1y
EchoLogical @ReadingEnvy @jmtrivera I‘ve been getting behind on both. 😅 1y
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Jabberwocky
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Hers & hers #bookmail sure does help brighten up this sick day. 💛🌩

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dgingo
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Last day of Spring Break means gelato 🍨 and a trip to the flagship Half-Price Books. 📚 💕

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

BookaholicNatty These all look so good!!! I can‘t wait to read Cinder!! A gelato sounds good too! 😁Welcome to Litsy @dgingo 2y
ofclumsywords Cinder is amazing!!! 2y
quirkyreader19 Yes! Cinder is amazing. I loved the whole series. 2y
dgingo @BookaholicNatty Thank you! The gelato was AMAZING—almost as good as in Italy. I have a few books ahead of Cinder on the TBR list, but I‘m looking forward to reading it! 2y
dgingo @Ofclumsywords @quirkyreader19 Yay! I‘m so glad to know that you both enjoyed it! That makes me look forward to it all the more! 2y
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Lcsmcat
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The recent buddy read of Satanic Verses got me to read Rushdie for the first time, but I‘m looking forward to trying some of his other works. #28 #Novemberbythenumbers @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

vivastory I highly recommend Midnight's Children. One of my favorites of the year 2y
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DebbieGrillo
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This was published last year and named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post. Not sure that it's my cup of tea. Seems too far fetched. #NovemberbytheNumbers @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

EchoLogical This sounds like my perfect cup of tea! #Stacked 2y
EchoLogical @DebbieGrillo I haven't even heard of it! Stop it before my stacking gets outta control! Lol 2y
EchoLogical @DebbieGrillo I finally got around to reading it and bailed 😂 1y
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BriBie8888
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A magical tale of when worlds collide - the human earth as we know it is penetrated by the jinni realm with love and hate. An epic battle reigns down on the earth while lovers try to suss out living in their present moment and being tied to their past relationships. Not my favorite Rushdie - really between a Pick/So-So. This dense legend is worth the effort. Don't put it down for too long though, you may easily forget where you left off....

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BriBie8888
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Favorite bit of storytelling thus far.....

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bobregina
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I couldn't resist! Clarice Lispector is one of my favorite writers, her books are so sadly emotional, but in such a good and meaningful way #ptcover 🇵🇹🇧🇷

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BriBie8888

"....but she knew it would disappoint him to be disagreed with, so she held her tongue."

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BriBie8888
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A little light reading during our last day in Barcelona....

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Ubookquitous
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Had to wait on kitty grooming and there is. Barnes &a Noble ...

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aloslibrary
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Already loving this 😍👌💕🌈💜💚 #firstpage

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jhm
Mehso-so

It's a credit to his writing ability that I finished this—and didn't pan it. The story is such weak tea, and the characters such nonentities, that it was mostly a struggle to keep from bailing. He either phoned this one in, or is not worth reading. Perhaps his talent is better suited to non-fiction or short stories.

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JenP
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#rockinmay #magiccarpetride
I love Rushdie's books and really enjoyed this one, complete with magic and Jinns (maybe even flying carpets). The title (and book) is a take off on Arabian nights.

Laalaleighh I loved this book. So many great quotes! 3y
Cinfhen Had a feeling we might see some Rushdie today 💕💕 3y
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meltedsquirrel
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Bailedbailed

I tried reading this in both physical and audio but I'm either not in the mood for it or Rushdie isn't for me. I'm not sure. I only got 60 pages in. Maybe I'll try again some other time

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meltedsquirrel
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We stopped for a bit due to travel/colds/work but we're back to going on library dates.

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aeeklund
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I needed soothing. So where did I head? To the bookstore, of course! #retailtherapy #dayoff #stillinabookstore #shoplocal #shopindie #buyallthebooks

LauraBeth The bookstore always makes me feel better! 😀 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon And what did you buy?! 3y
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AlexGeorge
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I'm going to be onstage with this guy in a couple of weeks at the Unbound Book Festival, so thought I'd better do my homework.

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LeahBergen
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I haven't read this one yet but I'm definitely a Rushdie fan. #SignedSundays #SignedSunday

KVanRead Nice! 3y
bio_chem06 @LeahBergen It's supposed to be great. Have you heard about his new book that is coming out based on the current political climate? 3y
outis This one is terrific (and it holds a special place in my heart as the book that prompted my very first Litsy post)! Enjoy! 3y
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britt_brooke Nice! 3y
Hobbinol Wow! 3y
LeahBergen @bio_chem06 Yes! I just read an article about it. 3y
LeahBergen @outis Oh, good! 👍🏼 3y
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GuiltyFeat
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Pickpick

Of course he can write and I'd rather read sentences crafted by Sir Salman than perhaps any other living writer, but I got a bit lost in this giant battle of the Jinn. I know that there were metaphors going on here but they wore me out a bit. I've had better times reading Rushdie than this.

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ruskigurl16
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Psychology is my first love. Philosophy is a closely related second. And fantasy is, lately, a much-appreciated third. When an author is able to both skillfully and seamlessly combine all of these elements the end result is a difficult, powerful and interesting book. There is a plot, but it hides within a deeper meaning. There are characters, but they evolve somewhat haphazardly. Still, I enjoyed it, and will think of the ending for some time.💡💙

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ruskigurl16
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In the midst of the philosophical and mind-bendingly fantastical there is this: "He needed to practice on larger animals. Any sheep around here? Nobody's gonna miss a few sheep, right? Maybe the metamorphoses were reversible, in which case, hey, no sheep were harmed in the making of this superpower." Is it bad I laughed? #lmao ????

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ruskigurl16
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It's on the list, down at the bottom. I discovered this book has been on my #TBR list for over a year now. So far the writing style is fascinating, but challenging. With my new #libraryhaul I have renewed it, but I'm taking a small break to continue the #litsyAtoZ challenge. #authorsBCDE #newtome #librariantotherescue #readingbuddy #favoritepillow 😂😆😍🐺💙📚

@BookishMarginalia

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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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I've started reading a book that has absolutely nothing to do with my Master's Thesis and is thus purely for my own enjoyment. I've been fond of Rushdie since my grandfather chose to give me one of his books when I was still a kid, although the book was in many ways beyond my young comprehension something about it pulled me in. He is masterful storyteller and his prose is always startlingly beautiful.

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SoniaC
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Pickpick

This is a wonderful magical tale. A War of The Worlds fought between good and evil. There are some truly memorable characters and the story line is fast paced and full of crazy situations. I found it a fun and entertaining read. It furthers my appreciation of Rushdie as a writer. There were a great number of characters and situations so you definitely have to pay attention. I thought it was well worth it. Geronimo the Gardner is perfection.

Grimscythe Does that cookie have Oreos INSIDE it? #totallyafatty #rightforthecookies 3y
Bookworm83 That cookie looks divine! 3y
SoniaC @EMJenkinson lol yes it does and it was delicious. 3y
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SoniaC @Bookworm83 so very good! 3y
Bookworm83 Have you posted cookies/desserts before? I swear you have 🙂 3y
SoniaC @Bookworm83 lol guilty as charged. 3y
Bookworm83 I knew it! I have a massive sweet tooth, so I pay attention to these things 😉 3y
SoniaC @Bookworm83 😂 keep watching cause there is likely to be more. 3y
Bookworm83 Oh good! 3y
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SoniaC
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WHY??? Because reading is good but reading with chips and salsa is better 😂. This book is starting off strong.

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CaitZ
Bailedbailed

I didn't finish this one. It has a complicated storyline and I just can't find time to devote to it right now. I hope to get back to it someday.

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Bibliophile.93
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Panpan

This is my first Salman Rushdie novel. And I will be honest I expected more. I am a little bit disappointed. 😒 It's quite dry and I was struggling to focus on it, which usually isn't a problem for me. I just have to say that it really caters to a specific type of reader. And that reader is not me. Definitely. 😐

★★

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Sapphire
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So excited to hear Rushdie speak at the National Cathedral

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Bibliophile.93
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"When Alice fell down the rabbit hole, it was an accident, but when she stepped through the looking glass, it was of her own free will, and a braver deed by far". ❤

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Bibliophile.93
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"Everything is relative, one man‘s absolute belief is another man‘s fairy tale".

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Sapphire
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Starting to pack for a trip always begins for me with what books I want to take/read next. This time I am considering a new approach: take all the thinnest books in my tbr to help reach my annual reading goal. This trip is a mixed bag (Hear Rushdie speak in DC, work conference in San Diego, then weekend in Palm Springs). Which approach would you take (which side of Rushdie in the photo)?

Sapphire I found my copy of Shalimar the clown in advance of the Trip! Yay! Now to buckle down and read it before the 20th. 3y
Gleefulreader I'm also picking books for an upcoming trip! The most important thing I will pack - who needs clothes, right? I have the John Irving in my short stack as well. 3y
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Hedgbric
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I'm having a weird relationship with this book--I was really enjoying it, but then I fell a little flat with it and haven't picked it up in several weeks. I'm a little more than halfway through it. Does anyone have any experience with it? I know I'm allowed to put it down, but I do want to finish it...

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SeeJulieRead
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#signedsundays - My sister got this signed Salman Rushdie book for me for my birthday last year!

MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 This. Is. Awesome! 3y
melbeautyandbooks Wow! Great gift from a fabulous sister! 3y
LisaJo Best sis award.🏆 3y
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LeahBergen Signed books are the best gifts!! 3y
Thedrunkstrawberry 😮😮😮😮😮!!!! *faints from jealousy and amazement* 3y
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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ramyasbookshelf
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When there's a challenge, Rushdie rushes to the rescue. I realized this was the only book in my sparse physical book library that has a number in the title. #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge day 2.

SoniaC I want to read this one. It sounds good. 3y
MrBook I liked this one a lot. Hope you like it 😁👍🏻! 3y
Laalaleighh Oh I really liked this. 3y
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Carleneishere
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Pickpick

Numbers in the titles #septphotochallenge

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BeckyMerilatt
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Picked up Salman Rushdie's latest, and Ann Patchett's State of Wonder from the new #VillageBooks in my husband's hometown. Such a pretty store! #shoplocal #indiebookstoresftw #getindie

ultrabookgeek State of Wonder was a slow burn and gorgeous. I hope you like it! 3y
Yournewfriendsams Beautiful place!!!! 3y
Smrloomis Yeah #villagebooks! I just visited for the first time recently 😀 3y
readinginthedark Nice picture! I wasn't a big fan of State of Wonder, but the writing was really good. 3y
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katedensen
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Popped into Book Culture (NYC independent bookstore with three branches, two of which are in Morningside Heights) to escape the disgustingly humid day and walked out $23 and change poorer. I blame @MrBook for $16 of this purchase because The Best American Essays was only $5.98.

MrBook 😂😂😂 Ohhh noooo, lol! If you don't like it, you'll kill me 😆! *crosses fingers* I am going to pray that you enjoy it 😊. 3y
katedensen @MrBook Don't worry, by the time I make it far enough through my #tbr list to read it, I'll have forgotten I bought it on your recommendation. 3y
BookBabe @MrBook has that effect on me, too! Lol 3y
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BookBabe @katedfisher 😂👍🏻 3y
MrBook @katedfisher @BookBabe 😁👍🏻👌🏻 3y
katedensen @MrBook @BookBabe You guys are basically my OTP. 3y
MrBook 😎👍🏻 3y
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MrBook
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It seems either one loves or hates Rushdie, with no grey. This is a contemporary twist on "1,001 Arabian Nights", complete with satirical current-event commentary. An inter-dimensional crack between Earth & the djinns' world leads to war. The prose is variegated, flowing, exquisite, but difficult. Humorous, imaginative, sartorial, indelible, fun! Pair with: Capt. Morgan Black Spiced Rum w/ Coke Vanilla, on the rocks (such a perfect drink combo!).

Candidceillie I couldn't get into this one, but I'm glad you liked it! 3y
Merethebookgal Yeah, I keep hearing very different opinions on this one. Great photo! 3y
Yournewfriendsams I couldn't get down with the book, but would be down with that drank 🙌🏽 3y
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tricours I have to try that drink combo. 3y
Crash This time I'll skip the book and have some Captain... Nice picture. 3y
OSChamberlain Love Rushdie. Gotta read this one. 3y
MrBook @Candidceillie @Yournewfriendsams @Crash Have you, by chance, tried any of his other books? (I haven't yet.) To be honest, I find it head-scratchingly interesting he's so polarizing. It's not just what he writes, but how he writes it too. I've made this a selection at two of my bookclubs, one of 20/30-somethings & the their mostly 50/60-somethings--both times, half loved it, half hated it. Intriguing. Any insights? Love to know your thoughts. 😊 3y
MrBook Their = other 🙄 (silly phone keyboard) 3y
MrBook @Merethebookgal Thank you 😊! This may make for an interesting podcast discussion down the road. I asked the other commenters for their insights. It's an interesting discussion. Rushdie is so prominent on the biblio-stage of contemporary authors, yet he's so dividing, especially with us hardcore readers. 3y
MrBook @Yournewfriendsams @tricours @Crash I hope you enjoy the drink combo! I think it's the mixture of spices and flavorings that makes it a favorite of mine 😊. 3y
aeeklund Rushdie's books are always so interesting to discuss. I absolutely loved this one (and am a Rushdie fan), but often find that my favorites of his books are not the ones usually considered his "best" or "must reads." 3y
MrBook @OSChamberlain This is my first Rushdie foray, so I can't contextualize it with his other works. Sorry 😕. He's on my TBR though....somewhere, lol. 3y
MrBook @aeeklund They have spurred great and lengthy discussions in my bookclubs, which a good book will do, right? 😊👍🏻 3y
OSChamberlain Haroun and the sea of stories was my first. Read it in my children's lit course. It's wonderful. 3y
Desha I have Rushdie's Midnight's Children on my TBR... He's a fascinating person. I decided to do some background research before starting it...📚😊📚 3y
Crash @MrBook I have tried reading a few of his books and I can't get into them, maybe it's me because his books are highly rated. I'm more of a Jack Daniels gal but now and then I do like a spicy rum. 3y
katedensen Spot-on re: reader perception of Rushdie. Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with him. Actually saw him speak during my freshman year of college--the "freshman book" was 3y
tricours @MrBook I absolutely hate whiskey & coke, it's an abomination and a good way to ruin perfectly fine whiskey, BUT I think rum (which is already sweeter to begin with) and vanilla combined with the coke might just work! 3y
MrBook @OSChamberlain @Desha Yes! His titles for the younger seem to do much better 😊. @Crash I'm with you on that 😁👍🏻👏🏻! @katedfisher Lucky you 😁👌🏻! So what do you love about him and hate about him (although hate may be too strong of a word, lol)? 3y
MrBook @tricours I concur wholeheartedly 😁! When it comes to the higher-caliber whiskeys and bourbons, I don't even usually add the rocks. Regular Jack is so ubiquitous, I'll mix it with coke (never Pepsi, I've learned). And when it comes to run, while I like it straight, my palate falls more in line with others' in the spirit of experimentation based upon the spice factor 😊. Now, something I can never handle straight: Sambuca. It's the anise, I think. 3y
MrBook @tricours run = rum 3y
Spiderfelt In order to appreciate Rushdie you need to understand his background. He is clearly well-educated and a product of his environment and upbringing. The first third of Joseph Anton, his autobiography, brings this to light. That said, I read 5 of his books before reading JA, and I didn't finish it because ultimately he repelled me as a person. Both Haroun and Luka are brilliant fables, funny, witty and endlessly imaginative. My first, and favorite is 3y
Spiderfelt I loved this book, for the same reason I loved Haroun and Luka. It seems he has written an uber-fable, an origin myth that explains the cause for the fractious philosophical disagreement threatening to tear apart our world. I think it is brilliant. 3y
MrBook @Spiderfelt I find his writing brilliant as well. And he's so well-spoken in interviews, his insights and articulations are on a higher plane for me. And, you touch upon another interesting topic: does an author's/artist's/etc. persona proportionally link to his/her works--can one separate and enjoy for itself the created from the creator, or are the two attached for enjoyment purposes? Comes up in a lot of book club discussions 😊. 3y
tricours @MrBook Now I think I must pour myself a whiskey 😋 Vanilla Coke isn't very common here, so fancy drinks will just have to wait until I stumble across it! 3y
MrBook @tricours Bottoms up 😎👍🏻! It's 5 o'clock somewhere in the world 😉👌🏻. 3y
Candidceillie @MrBook - I haven't. I just got bored reading this one when I tried as an ARC . The premise was interesting, it just didn't quite work for me. 3y
ValerieAndBooks Rushdie is one of those authors for which I keep saying "Someday"! Yes, someday I'll read him... 3y
Bookworm-Bobbie I struggled with this and had to bail, as I've done with some of his other works. Never tried adding alcohol to the mix though...maybe you're on to something @MrBook 3y
Laalaleighh @MrBook my copy of this is nothing but dog-ears! There was a part, in the prologue where it talks about Rushdi "taking history with him" when he left Dunia so the story of her life became a "stuttering line, it's letters dissolving into meaningless forms, incapable of revealing how long she lived, or how, or where... or when and how -or if- she died." that really got me.The plot is a little crazy much sometimes, but so much insight in the writing! 3y
MrBook @Candidceillie Boredom set in with @BookBabe too 😊👍🏻. The premise is definitely unique, and I do think he could have made it much more palatable to more people if he had changed some things 😎👌🏻. I like the way you think 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! @ValerieAndBooks 😂👍🏻 At least he's on your TBR 😊👏🏻! @Bookworm-Bobbie 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! 3y
MrBook @Laalaleighh 😁👏🏻👍🏻👌🏻! As always, we're on the same page. Good thing I didn't have a highlighter with me, most of the book would have been turned yellow, lol! 3y
Laalaleighh @MrBook Samesies. I actually started dog-earing pages because ain't nobody got time to pull out a highlighter every four paragraphs when there's over 100 books sitting on your physical TBR shelf/floor and over 1000 in your virtual one!! It does still sit by when I read though, just in case something is so so so amazing a dog-ear simply won't do. (Also, I highlight in light blue because yellow still reminds me of textbooks). 3y
LeahBergen I love Rushdie! I saw him on his tour for this book and he is the most incredible speaker. Swoon 😍 3y
katedensen I think love/hate was a hyperbolic assessment that seemed like an easier way of saying "complicated." I remember reading East, West my junior year of high school and feeling very precocious (actuality: pretentious & pompous). I was also disappointed by Shalimar and my classmates' lack of enthusiasm to see and meet Rushdie. 3y
MrBook @Laalaleighh 😂👏🏻 Sounds like me a @BookBabe 's TBR! Oh, we have different colored highlighters for the same reason 😎👍🏻👌🏻. @LeahBergen 😆😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! You never fail to amaze me! #KindredSpiritsRUs @katedfisher You are another #KindredSpiritRUs 😁👍🏻! I always wound up seeing authors all by myself until @BookBabe came along 😁. I get called pretentious and pompous as well with my vocabulary. A strength with words demoralizes others 3y
MrBook 😁😁😁👌🏻👏🏻 nice @katedfisher ! @BookBabe , are you on Tumblr? 3y
GatheringBooks received this book for christmas. look forward to reading it soon. 3y
MrBook @GatheringBooks I hope you like it! Interested to know your thoughts when finished 😊👍🏻. 3y
Lua_azul Oh man! I loved that book 3y
MrBook @Lua_azul 😁👍🏻 3y
SheilaChew Perfect drink combo for that book! Cheers! 3y
MrBook @SheilaChew Thank you 😊! I think deeply about my pairings, and usually conduct trials along the book's length until I come upon one that's juuussst right 👌🏻. 3y
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MrBook
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It seems either one loves or hates Rushdie, with no grey. This is a contemporary twist on "1,001 Arabian Nights", complete with satirical current-event commentary. An inter-dimensional crack between Earth & the djinns' world leads to war. The prose is variegated, flowing, exquisite, but difficult. Humorous, imaginative, sartorial, indelible, fun! Pair with: Capt. Morgan Black Spiced Rum w/ Coke Vanilla, on the rocks (such a perfect drink combo!).