For readers familiar with Rushdie, East, West comes as a bit of a surprise. Midnight’s Children, Shame, Satanic Verses and Moor’s Last Sigh are all luxurious, labyrinth-like tomes with layers of copious detail. In contrast East, West offers carefully circumscribed vignettes that demonstrate the author’s varied and prodigious sensibility. For readers unfamiliar with Rushdie, East, West will whet the appetite in preparation for the full course of the more substantial, epic-like style of his novels.
"Salman Rushdie. East, west. New York: Vintage, 1994.,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 1
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