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February 15, 2005


Admiral Santa

Khomeini would've had more success if he'd marketed himself as "The Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah". I'm just saying.



Lost in all the hubbub and smart set adulation is that Rushdie is an incredible storyteller--Midnight's Children ranks among the greatest books I've ever read. Rushdie's next, Shalimar the Clown--about down-and-outers in Persia/Iran--is coming out in the fall. Rushdie's editor at Random House, Daniel Menaker, a former fiction editor at The New Yorker, who's had a remarkable run in recent months with such authors as Tony Hendra and Scott Simon is the perfect match for Rushdie. This should be a return to peak form for Rushdie.

My advice? Add Shalimar to your wish list, pronto.


What Jim said. Rushdie is a giant.


Return to form?

Rushdie's collection of articles and short stories is great. Fury was kinda shortish, but I loved the whole concept of an on-line multimedia community masterpiece (and I'm helping to develop one currently).

The Ground Beneath Her Feet is my favorite book of all time.

For me, there's no lost form:p

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