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Posted May 12, 2001
'He loved her like an addict...'
The first time I encountered this paragraph, I was with an almost (un)forseen heartache in a city soon to be long forgotten. I will not tell you to read this book nor will I tell you it is fantastic. I read it and maybe, so should you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 29, 2000
Like Swallowing Honey
Rushdie delivers this book as though delivering a child or being himself delivered, or purged of any fomenting crowd of sinners he may wrestle with day to day. This is a book full with purpose and it spills out into one's mouth, so massive one forgets how to breathe until the back cover has shut. The book is almost tactile. It seems highly personal, almost more than The Moor's Last Sigh. If you want to read about more than characters and stories, read The Ground Beneath Her Feet. It seems Rushdie has ground up sand and mixed it with water to make honey, one can feel it between one's teeth but yet, God, it tastes so good.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 2, 2000
Not your everyday novel...
I I agree with some of the other reviewers that this is not one that you read cover-to-cover in a sitting. I felt somewhat as I did years ago when reading Thomas Wolfe--there is much that is repetitive and redundant but the style is so beguiling to me that I enjoy reading it the way I enjoy eating salted peanuts. It is long; I read it in installments during the fall and winter, interspersed between Angela's Ashes and 'Tis, as well as Wally Lamb's I Know This Much is true. It's been a good season for me re books. I plowed through A Man in Full last year because I got it for Christmas; this has been more rewarding.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 24, 2010
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