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  • Title: East, West
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • ISBN: 9780099543817
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • East, West By Salman Rushdie, 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 and 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 CAlternate 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 and 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 himself, 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.

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    1. 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 these very frigthening circumstances, we laughed till we cried, convinced that this book could speak to no one else in the world directly than to us.

    2. 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 writing style I had heard much about it and didn t want him to disappoint me I wasn t The book divided into three parts East, West and East, West were absolutely delightful I loved the E [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. 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 Realism like many other works by Rushdie The story line and the way Rushdie is portrayed it is extremely negative It shines a dark shadow on any form of religion, specifically orthodox Islam Although I support freedom of expression, it is unjustified when what someone expresses explicitly attacks a particular set of people or beliefs and that is exactly what [...]

    5. My first of Salman Rushdie and I m quite 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 Bad Wolf so I guess it will do as my first reading from Salman Rushdie.The book separated to three part East, West and East, West I really love the East part, enjoyed reading all of the 3 stories narratives were gripping, took me into a journey of cultural and traditio [...]

    6. 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 collection of stories which very much reminded me of someone like Manto the writing style of his translated work The themes stories not as evocative for me 3 5 Though the story the prophet s hair in East collection was a giant ball of absurdity which I enjoyed West 4.5 5 [...]

    7. Salman Rushdie uses a vast array of sophisticated narrative techniques 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 demeaning, the point of the story remains valid Through the short story, the reader is shown a glimpse into a man whose world is run by religion, and it tries not to di [...]

    8. Espantosamente para mim que muito admiro este grande escritor, este um livro irregular, inferior Colect nea de contos r pidos pretende mostrar os abismos culturais e sociais entre o oriente e o ocidente De uma forma no entanto que n o convence de todo, e que prova que este g nero liter rio n o mesmo a sua praia Recomendo a leitura de toda a sua obra excep o deste.

    9. 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 ending.DISLIKES not as magic re [...]

    10. This is a collection of 9 short stories divided into 3 sections East, West and East, West The stories in the first two sections are uniquely Eastern and Western respectively, meaning that their settings, characters and contexts uniquely belong to the life and lifestyles of the Eastern and Western hemispheres In the last section East, West, the characters get pulled in both directions most of them having migrated from the East to the West and they have to choose, with a somewhat heavy heart, eith [...]

    11. This is an average book some of the stories are boring, but to the subject, others are written in an interesting way, but they lack somethingI couldn t put my finger on this something and identify it I expected this volume to be something else, but it wasn t In fact, I think that the intention of the author was to create 3 kinds of stories the ones specific to the East, the ones specific to the West and the ones specific to the Indians that are living abroad, but miss their customs and country H [...]

    12. Some duds Yorick, Columbus, but most of these stories show that Rushdie could have a solid career as a short story writer if he wants to give up the novels As the stories stretch out, they do get better Chekov and Zulu is quietly tragic and the line in The Courter about his mother and grandmother getting robbed by the Beatles is loudly funny Overall the East, West stories are the best, the West stories aren t generally as good, and the East stories fall somewhere in the middle, which all makes i [...]

    13. est, ovest e tutto quel che c in mezzoracconti divisi in sezioni est, ovest e est ovest, in realt sono tutti figli di Rushdie, il quale non n est n ovest e nemmeno tutti e due, un caso unico, un indiano inglese che nei suoi libri usa le spezie della sua terra stemperandole col gelo inglese e mescolando un po a caso riempie il piatto di qualcosa di pi della somma delle due culture Il pelo della barba del Profeta stupendo

    14. This was my first Rushdie book ever read, and all I can say is that i am very happy for choosing this lecture on a calm Friday afternoon The stories are well written I have mosly enjoyed the first part The East, but overall the book is great anyway and Rushdie knows how to combine words in an excellent mix of a true born story teller and an exotic thinker.5 5 stars

    15. A set of 9 Rushdie short stories Very varied in scope, ranging from a small town rickshaw puller s tale set during the Emergency to a historical fantasy of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella a dystopian futuristic world where everything is on sale, to a very personal tale of an aya and her East European Courter in sixties London Rushdie can make me laugh out loud, he can make me cry and sometimes, he can just awe me with clever word play This slim volume isn t him at his very best but it st [...]

    16. ORIENTUn sfat bun 4 Radioul cadou 3 P rul Profetului 5 OCCIDENTYorick 2 La licita ia 2 Cristofor Columb 2 ORIENT, OCCIDENT Armonia sferelor 3 Cehov i Zulu 1 Vajnicul 5

    17. I don t often read short stories, but Rushdie has never once ceased to impress me and, often than not, totally bowl me over , so I figured it was worth a shot.As expected, it was mostly magnificent His style varies widely from story to story, demonstrating his erudition and imaginative capabilities as he jumps deftly from poignant snapshots in time to experimental postmodern monologues As always, he writes with exuberance, precision, delicacy, joy, and occasional venom As other reviewers have w [...]

    18. This review is based on The Prophets Hair, a short story within East, West by Salman Rushdie The Prophets Hair tells the story of a money lender who becomes fanatically religious after finding a hair from the Prophet Muhammad His children, frustrated by the curse this has brought on their family set out to find a robber who can steal the Prophets Hair for them and save the family from the curse Rushdie creates a vividly realised story worth reading simply for the way he employs irony to both moc [...]

    19. The excerpt The Prophet s Hair from East, West by Salman Rushdie, looks at the theme of religion and how its over influence can prove to be harmful to one self Salman Rushdie, though he was Muslim, was against religion and uses this story to get his point across He makes the story interesting with a gripping plot line and the conflict of getting rid of the prophet s hair.Through this short story, Rushdie explores the theme of religion through the metaphor of the prophet s hair In this story, the [...]

    20. I read The Prophet s Hair from Salman Rushdie s East, West This story bases itself on the human need desire for money and religion Contrary to popular belief, Rushdie portrays religion as a dark and imprisoning force instead of a liberating one When Hashim comes in possession of Muhammad s hair Rushdie s symbol for religion , he suddenly becomes an extremely orthodox and devout Muslim This change in Hashim is accompanied by the new constrictions he places on his family as well as the violent tur [...]

    21. This review is about The Prophet s hair , one of the chapters in the book East, West Briefly, the story involves a relic that is Muhammad s hair This was stolen from Hazratbal mosque in Kashmir, and following tragedies from one s greed I ve never read or heard of Salman bhai before However, as I began to read this book in class, I ve gained interest in reading his writing I d like to give some opinions about this chapter.Salman bhai s style of writing is very descriptive but also metaphorical W [...]

    22. This review is on the short story The Prophets Hair I wouldn t recommend reading the short story The Prophets Hair in the book East West Personally I feel that it was confusing and it in a way portrays religious beliefs as superstitions The start of the book was quite interesting when he talks about how Atta and Huma goes to the lair looking for a thief but as the reader goes on, the book becomes very puzzling and the reader gets lost in the story.Firstly, the story is not consistent It was hard [...]

    23. An early collection of geographically separated stories by Salman Rushdie Comprising of three stories each for the segments East, West and East and West, it s an easy read, but not exactly satisfying I would have rated it lower had it not been for the final story, The Courter The story of a hall porter and courter of the narrator s ayah Mary, it is borrowed from Rushdie s own complicated life It has shades of Midnight s Children and some of its poignancy As such, it is the only one that rings tr [...]

    24. I read these short stories in danish, but I m reviewing in english for my bookclub I also have to admit, that this book came under the cathegory Books I shy away from on my challenge for 2016 so the 2 star rating was somewhat to be expected I loved this pink cover but at the same time I have to quote Never judge a book by it s cover , in this case the cover was better than the book I was not impressed, only bored and bewildered, what s the point of this I didn t get closure from any of the stori [...]

    25. ok sa ma, ok ki isel bir duygu ama okurken s rekli gani m jde nin l ms z eseri kahpe bizans n bir o kadar l ms z ark s akl ma geldi do u bat sentezinden kimseye zarar gelmez neyse adeta 90 lar pl beynimin bu oyununu payla t ma g re beni a k as hint e seslenmeler, nlemler, nvanlar falan ok yordu o y zden k rd m zaten puan n tabi bir de ba ucu kitab m olacak derecede tapt m floransa b y c s nden sonra okudum ki hayal k r kl yaratt sakal erif yk s ok ince mesajlar i eriyor okunas yine kitaptaki yk [...]

    26. This was my first time to read Salman Rushdie and I was thoroughly impressed His command of language is masterful and extensive The East stories were probably my favorite as they had the most traditional format In West , Rushdie began playing with language and setting a little , and some of them were difficult for me to understand East, West stories were good, but depressing But that I think, is just my fault, because I like happy endings.Favorite stories Yorick , Auction of the Ruby Slippers an [...]

    27. A book of short stories, three focusing on the East , three focusing on the West , and three mixed between the two I think I prefer Rushdie in the short story format at least, I liked this book much better than the novels of his I ve read I found the three West stories particularly interesting Each one focused on an aspect of what you might call modern Western mythology Shakespeare and Hamlet, The Wizard of Oz, Christopher Columbus , but twisted and turned around, and retold in his usual lyrical [...]

    28. This little book provided a special experience The first four stories were definitely my favorites, so after those I couldn t help but find that the remaining jewels in the collection less lustrous But they were jewels nonetheless.From my experience, I d say Rushdie s short stories are accessible than his long fiction But whatever you chose to read of his, it s worth it So just go at it.

    29. Favourite writing style At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers was the best story of a collection of great excellently written stories.

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