Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights, by Salman Rushdie

This novel is typical Rushdie, a modernization of the fairytales of One Thousand and One Nights which was told by Scheherazade, a legendary queen and storyteller.

Random House, September 8, 2015, 1st EditionI took a hard look at Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights, by the famous Salman Rushdie. The title feels as long as it seems to get through the book. This novel is typical Rushdie, a modernization of the fairytales of One Thousand and One Nights which was told by Scheherazade /ʃəˌhɛrəˈzɑːdᵊ/, or Shahrazad (Persian: ‫شهرازاد‬‎‎ Šahrāzād), a legendary queen and storyteller. The impediment here is not the language but that it is an incomprehensible muddle of elements and ideas – very elegantly portrayed – which nonetheless makes it both pedantic and boring. (Continue reading…)

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