The Enchantress of Florence
Registered by ApoloniaX of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on 7/22/2011
2 journalers for this copy...
Trying to describe a Salman Rushdie novel is like trying to describe music to someone who has never heard it - you can fumble with a plot summary but you won't be able to convey the wonder of his dazzling prose or the imaginative complexity of his vision. At its heart, The Enchantress of Florence is about the power of story - whether it is the imagined life of a Mughal queen, or the devastating secret held by a silver-tongued Florentine. Make no mistake, it is Rushdie who is the true "enchanter" of this story, conjuring readers into his gilded fairy tale from the very first sentence: "In the day's last light the glowing lake below the palace-city looked like a sea of molten gold." At once bawdy, gorgeous, gory, and hilarious, The Enchantress of Florence is a study in contradiction, highlighted in its barbarian philosopher-king who detests his bloodthirsty heritage even while he carries it out. Full of rich sentences running nearly the length of a page, Rushdie's 10th novel blends fact and fable into a challenging but satisfying read. (amazon)
Journal Entry 2 by ApoloniaX at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, September 8, 2011
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Journal Entry 3 by sing-on-a-star at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Thank you, thank you , thank you! I think this will keep me going though rainy Manchester nights!