18 June 2008
The Enchantress of Florence
Some people don't care much for Salman Rushdie the tale spinner as opposed to Rushdie the more-or-less realist. I have to say I'm more attached to the realist, in spite of my fondness for fantasy: Fury blew me away. But this novel has its charms; you just have to be patient with hyperbole and with a narrator who takes his sweet time.