Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Reading List: The Enchantress of Florence

The Enchantress of Florence
by Salman Rushdie

I did not come to read Salman Rushdie for the first time except by accident.  A coworker happened to have a copy of his seminal and infamous work, The Satanic Verses, that she had but had never been able to finish.  I offered to accept the challenge of succeeding where she'd failed, and so spent the next several months doing so during breaks.  It was an experience that quickly revealed itself as one of the finest books I've ever read.  I've been looking forward to reading Rushdie again ever since, and so here now is The Enchantress of Florence, one of his more recent works.  He is an author that every lover of literature must read at least once in their life.

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