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East West

Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereA rickshaw driver dreams of being a Bombay movie star; Indian diplomats who as childhood friends hatched Star Trek fantasies must boldly go into a hidden universe of conspiracy an. Enjoyed the Indian East short stories tremendously Somehow did not relate much actually not at all to the West stories somehow in those felt he was trying too hard to impress when simple is what he does best although since I ve not read Rushdie before have no clue what he does best but that was my impression that he was trying to capture an audience not familiar with him Maybe I failed to see the message of the collection Yorrick just didn t seem to fit in with the other themes but maybe I was expecting far too much East and disappointed there was less Of the West stories only the auction of the Ruby Red Shoes pulled any chords with me This does not put me off Rushdie am glad I got a taste of him though I will be selective in choosing the next one of his

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D violence; and Hamlet's jester is caught up in murderous intrigues In Rushdie's hybrid world an Indian guru can be a redheaded Welshman while Christopher Columbus is an immigrant dreaming of Western glory Rushdie allows himse. This is a lovely collection of short stories it really is Divided into three parts East West East West it is written in a variety of styles I read this book today in one sitting and found it uite an endearing read Salman Rushie does really well in the short form I m really glad I picked this one in the library today I actually wrote a rather lengthily review and then I accidentally deleted it What is one to do Instead of writing another lengthily review I ll just grade the stories separately and write bullet reviewsEASTGOOD ADVICE IS RARER THAN RUBIES 45Surprisingly optimist and heart warming ending was not what I expected but it felt appropriate enough I uite liked this one THE FREE RADIO 45A successful short story uite depressive and gloom in tone but it feels all the authentic for itTHE PROPHET S HAIR 55It is written in what I would call Rushie s own style of magic realism and thus uite delightful in its mix of subtle irony dark humor and sincere tragedy WESTYORICK 35This story that puts words into mouth of fictional characters like Hamlet and Ophelia is interestingly written The experimental style of writing is a nice change but uite frankly I found it a bit hard to followAT THE AUCTION OF THE RUBY SLIPPERS 45 Set in a future world this story talks of a man who attends an auction for legendary ruby slippers in hope of winning a lost love I uite liked its clever commentary on consumerism and its fantastical elementsCHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THE UEEN ISABELLA OF SPAIN CONSUMMATE THEIR RELATIONSHIP 45One story belonging to magic realism this wonderfully imaginative tale will be hard to forget EAST WESTTHE HARMONY OF THE SPHERES 45Excellent portraying of characters and a fantastic ending make it stand out CHEKHOV AND ZULU 45At times a bit hard to follow maybe because the Star Trek references and metaphors took a life of their own I was having a hard time figuring who among the Star Trek is supposed to represent who in the modern India are Klingons a metaphor for Sikhs Still it is a wonderfully written story that speaks of two friends and their relationship THE COURTIER 55A touching tale that touches on many aspects of life of one immigrant family The people they come in contact with have tales of their own to tell Especially sweet was the unexpected romance between an elderly Indian Aya nanny and a Slavic porter who suffered a stroke and who knows what else but could still play chess as a master he used to be and teach it to Aya Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up in murderous intrigues In Rushdie's hybrid world an Indian guru can be a redheaded Welshman while Christopher Columbus is an immigrant dreaming of Western glory Rushdie allows himse. This is a lovely collection of short stories it really is Divided into three parts East West East West it is written in a variety of styles I read this book today in one sitting and found it Grass, Sky, Song uite an endearing read Salman Rushie does really well in the short form I m really glad I picked this one in the library today I actually wrote a rather lengthily review and then I accidentally deleted it What is one to do Instead of writing another lengthily review I ll just grade the stories separately and write bullet reviewsEASTGOOD ADVICE IS RARER THAN RUBIES 45Surprisingly optimist and heart warming ending was not what I expected but it felt appropriate enough I Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos uite liked this one THE FREE RADIO 45A successful short story The Illusionists uite depressive and gloom in tone but it feels all the authentic for itTHE PROPHET S HAIR 55It is written in what I would call Rushie s own style of magic realism and thus O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, uite delightful in its mix of subtle irony dark humor and sincere tragedy WESTYORICK 35This story that puts words into mouth of fictional characters like Hamlet and Ophelia is interestingly written The experimental style of writing is a nice change but One for My Baby uite frankly I found it a bit hard to followAT THE AUCTION OF THE RUBY SLIPPERS 45 Set in a future world this story talks of a man who attends an auction for legendary ruby slippers in hope of winning a lost love I Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, uite liked its clever commentary on consumerism and its fantastical elementsCHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THE UEEN ISABELLA OF SPAIN CONSUMMATE THEIR RELATIONSHIP 45One story belonging to magic realism this wonderfully imaginative tale will be hard to forget EAST WESTTHE HARMONY OF THE SPHERES 45Excellent portraying of characters and a fantastic ending make it stand out CHEKHOV AND ZULU 45At times a bit hard to follow maybe because the Star Trek references and metaphors took a life of their own I was having a hard time figuring who among the Star Trek is supposed to represent who in the modern India are Klingons a metaphor for Sikhs Still it is a wonderfully written story that speaks of two friends and their relationship THE COURTIER 55A touching tale that touches on many aspects of life of one immigrant family The people they come in contact with have tales of their own to tell Especially sweet was the We unexpected romance between an elderly Indian Aya nanny and a Slavic porter who suffered a stroke and who knows what else but could still play chess as a master he The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, used to be and teach it to Aya

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Lf like his characters to be pulled now in one direction then in another Yet he remains a writer who insists on our cultural complexity; who rising beyond ideology refuses to choose between East and West and embraces the world. GENERAL short story collection enjoyable but not the most amazing some stories were engaging than others common theme the desire for transcendenceLIKES pacing of each story as well as the overall collection was great Rushdie displayed an impressively wide range of writing styles each story had amazing endings that were punchy and left me awed Harmony of the Spheres was one that moved the best Captivating beginning Plot that moves forward but doesn t rush Strong endingDISLIKES not as magic realism as the others works I ve read by him only At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers and The Prophet s Hair were sort of fantasy esue Yorick was hard to understand for me But that s a me problem and not an author problem Chekhov and Zulu was also hard to understand in parts because of the Star Trek referencesSHORT STORIES RANKED The Courter Christopher Columbus and ueen Isabella of Spain Consummate their Relationship The Prophet s Hair The Harmony of the Spheres The Free Radio Good Advice is Rarer than Rubies Chekhov and Zulu At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers Yorick


10 thoughts on “East West

  1. says:

    I read this book with my husband in a hosptial in India after he had an attack from his leukemia I read this series of short stories to him as he lay in his hospital bed He was very ill in a foreign country and despite th

  2. says:

    Enjoyed the Indian East short stories tremendously Somehow did not relate much actually not at all to the West stories somehow in thos

  3. says:

    ‘Home’ has become such a scattered damaged various concept in our present travails There is so much to yearn for There are so few rainbows any How hard can we expect even a pair of magic shoes to work? They promised to take us home but are metaphors of homeliness comprehensible to them are abstractions permissible? Are they literalists or will they permit us to redefine the blessed word? Are we asking hoping for too

  4. says:

    I kind of breezed through this one East West is a compilation of short stories written by renowned author Salman Rushdie This is my first book by him I know it's a travesty blah blah blah But I got my chance this time and I went with it Honestly I was a little nervous about how I would take to Salman Rushdie's

  5. says:

    I read 'The Prophet’s Hair' by Salman Rushdie from this book and it has a good theme but a very dark meaning The story is written in Magic R

  6. says:

    This is a lovely collection of short stories it really is Divided into three parts East West East West it is written in a variety of styles I read this book today in one sitting and found it uite an endearing read Salman Rushie doe

  7. says:

    Salman Rushdie uses a vast array of sophisticated narrative techniues to clarify his views about religion and its apparent stronghold on an individual’s life The Prophet’s Hair has an almost satirical theme often mocking individuals who absorb themselves into the world of religion While some might perceive this as offensive and

  8. says:

    GENERAL short story collection enjoyable but not the most amazing some stories were engaging than others common theme the desire for transcendenceLIKES pacing of each story as well as the overall collection was great Rushdie displayed an impressively wide range of writing styles each story had amazing endings that were punchy and left me aw

  9. says:

    My first of Salman Rushdie and I'm uite nervous about it Heard a lot about this author and been thinking to try out reading a book or two by him but haven't had a chance yet But luckily I got this short stories book from the Big Ba

  10. says:

    This was a good collection of short stories couple of which bordered into fantasy which to my greater delight and surprise I enjoyed This book has three parts East West East West with very different writing styles East was a

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