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I can't say it's a complete dud, but this book just was not a barn-burner for me.
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.
Difficult to read, slow going. Much flowery language, very clever. Interesting story.Published 6 days ago by Pamela C. Lopez Davies
Great deal. Great seller. Would definitely do business again. A++Published 13 days ago by jason karr
I have given this book as a gift to many people. The story reveals the complexity of simple magic in history, and indeed in life.Published 27 days ago by Kyle C McDowell
Thoroughly enjoyed the book. It made me want to read up on some of the historical references for contextPublished 2 months ago by Elize Wood
It's really rare that I can't finish a book, but this was just too annoying. It gets more and more magical, as in he adds more and more magic to the story as it progresses, until... Read morePublished 2 months ago by braingirl
Somewhere along the way, Salman Rushdie stopped being a brilliant novelist and instead morphed into a sad caricature of his role as a champion of free speech and pluralism (against... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chathan Vemuri
This book is a disgusting piece of garbage. I'm not a paid critic. I'm an average person who loves to read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sabrina
Hard to follow. It was hard to make any sense of this book. Would get it in paper rather than online in order to facilitate checking back on characters etc.Published 6 months ago by Geraldine H Kahn
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 7 months ago by Mehdi