|Shalimar the Clown
||[Sep. 19th, 2005|02:47 pm]
Discussion of the works of Salman Rushdie
So, mister Rushdie finally got his new book out; Shalimar the Clown. I've read slightly less than half of it, and so far I really like it. I got a bit disappointed at first when I discovered it was set in LA; I mean, no offence, but IMHO Rushdie does India a lot better than he does USA; at least when thinking about Fury.
The second part of Shalimar however is set in Kashmir, and it's just great; you get a good insight into a (fictional?) village with both hindu and muslim inhabitants. So, have any of you started reading it yet? What do you think of it? How do you think it compares to his other novels?