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    Salman Rushdie - East, West

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Gannon, Dec 12, 2007.

    An interesting collection of Short Stories which start in Rushdie's East, migrate to the West and end in a mix of the two. His writing is infectious and his stories varied and his imagination incredible.

    I'd say this collection is hit and miss however. Certain of the stories are excellent, thought provokingly allegoric, naive yet profound. Others however suffer from a layering of convolution where a less fragmented approach to story telling may well have served him Rushdie well.

    It is difficult to criticise one so revered but when for the most part here and elsewhere of course Rushdie is beyond talented and possesses an imagination which is an absolute pleasure to read - it's just that perhaps here isn't the best place to start (though it wouldn't be the worst!)
     

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