The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

My first Salman Rushdie novel. The fabulous writing has left me in awe. The Enchantress of Florence is a book about storytelling and adventure and magic of the crude, unrestrained, undiluted kind; unlike the magic you encounter in modern fantasy, this is wholly inexplicable. A yellow-haired traveller shows up in Emperor Akbar’s court in FatehpurContinue reading “The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie”

Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A. S. Byatt

I think the beauty of a well-written short story, is that you can experience everything that a novel has to offer and experience it in a really short time. I appreciate the sense of fulfillment, as E. A. Poe put it, which you get from reading a tale in a single sitting. When I picked upContinue reading “Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A. S. Byatt”