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Lew Barrett
09-02-2009, 03:05 AM
I never read anything by him when the fatwah was issued and somehow managed to avoid reading any of his stuff until I ran out of books on this cruise and picked up Haroun, which my wife brought with her.

Rushdie is a remarkably talented writer who spins amazing tales. I think I'm going to start working my way through his works. Anybody else a fan?

Phillip Allen
09-02-2009, 03:11 AM
I read to escape, these days...somehow he sounds doubtful as a read...

Tylerdurden
09-02-2009, 03:31 AM
He is not bad, I would say a good writer. I have Lews aversion and put him far down on my list. I may reconsider considering who's recommendation it is.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-02-2009, 05:00 AM
A Fatwa on a fish!

Salmon
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/05/02/0502_salmon_460x276.jpg

Salman (& friend)
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/00639/news-graphics-2007-_639488a.jpg

Joe (SoCal)
09-02-2009, 05:23 AM
excellent taste in women boring read (I attempted to read "The Satanic Verses ) BTW even that scar on her arm is sexy, I love stunning women with a tragic flaw.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
09-02-2009, 05:34 AM
I have good news for you, Joe:

1. She divorced him a couple of years ago.

2. She lives in New York... ;)

Joe (SoCal)
09-02-2009, 05:42 AM
I have good news for you, Joe:

1. She divorced him a couple of years ago.

2. She lives in New York... ;)

Yes I know shes Padma Lakshmi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padma_Lakshmi) and shes oooofa
And she has a nasty little daddy complex that would give an Ish thread a run for the money ;)


When questioned about Rushdie's age (he is only seven years younger than her father) and her long estrangement from her father (whom she has described as "the most sexy, manic, in-shape, lean, tall, handsome man I have ever met"), Lakshmi has said that there may be a correlation: “I think that we are attracted to what we feel we need

Oooofa kinky

Andrew Craig-Bennett
09-02-2009, 05:47 AM
;)

What puzzles me about women like her is that they always seem to have been "discovered" by someone when they start a modelling, etc,. career - it seems to me that they stand out by a country mile, so what's to "discover"? :D

oznabrag
09-02-2009, 08:35 AM
I read to escape, these days...somehow he sounds doubtful as a read...

Pick up the one Lew's just finished: 'Haroun and the Sea of Stories', It's a short book as these things go, but you'll most likely wish it were longer by the time you finish!

Lew Barrett
09-02-2009, 10:56 AM
Salmon
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/05/02/0502_salmon_460x276.jpg



It certainly would have been a good idea to spell his name properly :D

I had little hope of getting up this morning and correcting my mistake without notice, but what little I had has been well and properly dashed!

Haroun is still a terrific book. Highly recommended. He comes by the model honestly for that one! Whatever time he had with her was probably a gas!

MiddleAgesMan
09-02-2009, 11:02 AM
I've always considered his work to be outside my interests, pure prejudice, though.

Based on your reccomendation, Lew, I will try to give him a try.

BTW--I'm finishing a great book written by one of your Seattle neighbors, "The Art of Racing in the Rain." I was put off by his overuse of sentence fragments in the early pages but everything that followed has been incredible--inspiring, joyful, sad... If you haven't read it you should, and remember to forgive him the stuff on the first few pages.

Lew Barrett
09-02-2009, 11:04 AM
My wife tells me Satanic Verses is not as fun a read as Haroun and the Sea of Stories. She says you should try Haroun and you'll feel differently about him, Joe. Or maybe take a run at his ex and see what she has to say about him!
I'll give "The Art......." a try! Not this trip though....no book stores in walking distance. Some amazing boats on the dock though. I'll take some pictures today of Brentwood Bay and put them up when I get home.

bobbys
09-02-2009, 11:04 AM
Yes I know shes Padma Lakshmi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padma_Lakshmi) and shes oooofa
And she has a nasty little daddy complex that would give an Ish thread a run for the money ;)



Oooofa kinky.

I think she would be a better catch then Salma Hayak cause she can cook and probably dont have a violent Spanish temper.

Dont think i want curry on my MAC and Cheese but i could live with it:)

Yeadon
09-02-2009, 11:59 AM
My wife tells me Satanic Verses is not as fun a read as Haroun and the Sea of Stories. She says you should try Haroun and you'll feel differently about him, Joe. Or maybe take a run at his ex and see what she has to say about him!
I'll give "The Art......." a try! Not this trip though....no book stores in walking distance. Some amazing boats on the dock though. I'll take some pictures today of Brentwood Bay and put them up when I get home.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories is the only Rushdie book I've ever read. It was great.

Gerard
09-02-2009, 12:26 PM
It's ironic that Satanic Verses got all the attention thanks to the fatwah as it is one of Rushdie's worst books in my opinion. The situation with the fatwah was disgusting but the book wasn't very good either.

Much better to read Haroun and the Seat of Stories, The Enchantress of Florence, Fury, The Moor's Last Sigh, or The Ground Beneath Her Feet. Some of his short stories aren't half bad either if you can find them.

Robert Meyer
09-02-2009, 06:40 PM
I think the "Midnight's Children" is one of his best works. He won the Man Booker Award for it. His friend, Christopher Hitchens, has an excellent article on Rushdie in Vanity Fair.
http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/02/hitchens200902

Gerard
09-02-2009, 09:33 PM
Yes I agree Midnight's Children is a great read on many different levels.