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I seldom quite reading a book half way through, but I could not finish this one.
It wasn't so much that there were too many characters and story lines spinning by, but that I no longer knew or cared about any of them.
Also adding to this magical tone is Rushdie's powerfully lyrical and vivid prose style and brilliantly rendered scenes.
this book is a difficult read. mr Rushdie writes like poet and uses very archaic words and terms. but story is interesting and demanding in the final section it becomes a little... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mehdi
Rushdie has said that his readers either love or demonise him and I'm one of the lovers. The history of Florence and Akbar's empire, though unknown to each other, are magically... Read morePublished 3 days ago by C.M. Abramovitz
If I had to select one favorite author it would likely be Salman Rushdie. I have read far more books by him than by any other novelist over the past 15 years or so, beginning with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by wbjonesjr1
I simply did not enjoy this book. We have 6 ladies in our Book Club and not one of us even finished reading this book.Published 2 months ago by Joan Hagewood
I always wondered why some people would pursue Salman Rushdie for his stories with such anger. I too was shocked that this fairy tale was filled with scenes of debauchery and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Donna Huck
A feast for the reader who would like to experience an historically liaised time traveling is what "The Enchantress of Florence" will provide. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Annick Jabouin
Very few living novelists can write as exquisitely as Salman Rushdie does, and this book continues his fun interweaving of fantasy and history, fact and fable, though the result is... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christopher Morrissey
Didn't find Rushdie to be a passionate story teller. Seemed more like the flow of the story was being forced in a direction and not run its corse.Published 5 months ago by Kamran Gilani