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  1. says:

    He didn't need the publicity he didn't need the money he knew as a highly educated man brought up as a Muslim exactly what he was doing and still he did it and brought death and destruction in the wake of his book The Satanic Verses It was a kind of Pyrrhic victory being morally in the right but impossible to justify when weighed against the many deaths that resulted Those fundamentalist Muslims were determined to enforce at least outwar

  2. says:

    Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton A Memoir is an engaging account of Rushdie’s life in the aftermath of the fatwa issued

  3. says:

    I’m going to review this book without actually talking about it though I don’t think it really matters I read a lot though I also write a

  4. says:

    I couldn’t get through The Satanic Verses I found it unreadable in spite of my immense curiosity for the book

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    I was pondering the reviews of this book on Goodreads the other day as I was almost finished and just wondering what other people think A lot of people seem to find Rushdie coming across as arrogant or pompous This is something I tota

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    As you are fighting a battle that may cost you your life is the thing for which you are fighting worth loosing your life

  7. says:

    It took a commitment to finish this book but I was pleased to have done it Rushdie's manner is sometimes arrogant and seemingly self involved but he is wonderfully talented and unafraid to let the reader judge him He analyzes his circumstances and his own thinking and he challenges his reader to understand Salmon's predicament His story of threat and exile should not be lost as it is significant to our future freedom of

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    In the first few chapters I was a bit surprised at the gossipy somewhat catty tone and figured it would be chatty and lig

  9. says:

    I don't even know what to think about this thing About the first half is really great even written in the Bob Dole ish autobiographical third person gripping suspenseful detailed But the book just dies about halfway throu

  10. says:

    Update 92112 now that I'm reading this it's kind of tedious I don't think Rushdie's 3rd person affectation works well at all It made me remember I don't actually like Rushdie's writing all that much Gave up on The Satanic Verses after 20 pages I guess I got caught up in his life story and forgot about his ualities as a writer which is ironic cos it's precisely the condition he so deplores his literary ualities getting eclipsed by his sta

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On 14 February 1989 Valentine's Day Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini For the first time he heard the word fatwa His crime To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses which was accused of being 'against Islam the Prophet and the uran'So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground moving from house to house with the constant presence of an armed police protection team He was asked to choose an alias that the po. I m going to review this book without actually talking about it though I don t think it really matters I read a lot though I also write a lot I write short stories poetry and essays I write reviews every day to practice writing and to capture my thoughts on certain topics I even have a 1st draft of a fantasy novel that is some weird hybrid of Avatar and A Game of Thrones that I wrote when I was nineteen It s garbage full of clich s and driven by a lack of imagination My point is I read to write and I am always trying to get better I am mainly a critic though the I read the creative ideas I get Somewhere around half way through Joseph Anton I stopped reading and I started writing really writing There was a line in the text that stood out to me I have lost in since though Rushdie emphasised the use of personal experience combined with representations of the contemporary in order to create successful fiction fiction that is relevant and driven by real human emotion I found myself agreeing and began pouring my thoughts into a notepadI don t know what will become of my writing I may grow board and never finish I may reach the end and burn it out of disgust or I may actually start to edit it and go from there What I am trying to say with this review is that hearing the literary experience of another writer inspired me to start taking things a little seriously I have been less active on here for the last few months because I have been busy I am now writing a novel again for the first time in five years What will be will be The Love of a Latino review this book without actually talking about it though I don t think it Other Days, Other Eyes really matters I Deception Island read a lot though I also write a lot I write short stories poetry and essays I write The Family reviews every day to practice writing and to capture my thoughts on certain topics I even have a 1st draft of a fantasy novel that is some weird hybrid of Avatar and A Game of Thrones that I wrote when I was nineteen It s garbage full of clich s and driven by a lack of imagination My point is I The First Partition of Poland read to write and I am always trying to get better I am mainly a critic though the I The Hero of Varay read the creative ideas I get Somewhere around half way through Joseph Anton I stopped Blackmailed By Daddy really writing There was a line in the text that stood out to me I have lost in since though Rushdie emphasised the use of personal experience combined with उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] representations of the contemporary in order to create successful fiction fiction that is Cock Tales relevant and driven by Son of the Hero real human emotion I found myself agreeing and began pouring my thoughts into a notepadI don t know what will become of my writing I may grow board and never finish I may The Alien Jigsaw reach the end and burn it out of disgust or I may actually start to edit it and go from there What I am trying to say with this Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning review is that hearing the literary experience of another writer inspired me to start taking things a little seriously I have been less active on here for the last few months because I have been busy I am now writing a novel again for the first time in five years What will be will be

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Joseph Anton A Memoir

He talks about the sometimes grim sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments intelligence chiefs publishers journalists and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedomIt is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty compelling provocative moving and of vital importance Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every da. In the first few chapters I was a bit surprised at the gossipy somewhat catty tone and figured it would be chatty and light and fun but alas petty grievances aired endless names dropped revenge exacted for real or perceived insults of either the author s conduct or writing ex wives trashed The treatment of these unfortunate women is surprisingly childish he sounded like a preteen talking about how victimized he was by Padma Lakshmi and his second wife He also reveals himself to be something of a misogynist when he details how crazy yet another ex wife is All personal responsibility is absolved when he says he felt guilty about treating someone badly or that they manipulated him into it And maybe by writing a memoir in the third personBut most disappointing of all is the way the author speaks of religion He was obviously tremendously wronged by the fatwa but the views he expressed here sounded recidivist and strikingly intolerant He lumps together Islamic fundamentalists and most other Muslims possibly offering a brief and unmemorable disclaimer He also condemns individuals for practicing religion of any kind but Islam most resoundingly I saw him at readings several times and he was engaging and well spoken I also love his work so all in all this is a very sad view into someone who comes across as talented author making a fool of himself pursuing celebrity during a cliched midlife crisis I was somewhat bewildered by his shift into pop culture over recent years but didn t really pay much attention so this was somewhat jarringGoing to be hard to expunge the memory of this sufficiently to continue to read or re read and enjoy his work Those of you who love him and find it hard to appreciate literary work of those who irk you you know who you are beware Other Days, Other Eyes realities of living with armed policemen and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments intelligence chiefs publishers journalists and fellow writers; and of how he Deception Island regained his freedomIt is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty compelling provocative moving and of vital importance Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every da. In the first few chapters I was a bit surprised at the gossipy somewhat catty tone and figured it would be chatty and light and fun but alas petty grievances aired endless names dropped The Family revenge exacted for The First Partition of Poland real or perceived insults of either the author s conduct or writing ex wives trashed The treatment of these unfortunate women is surprisingly childish he sounded like a preteen talking about how victimized he was by Padma Lakshmi and his second wife He also The Hero of Varay reveals himself to be something of a misogynist when he details how crazy yet another ex wife is All personal Blackmailed By Daddy religion He was obviously tremendously wronged by the fatwa but the views he expressed here sounded उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] recidivist and strikingly intolerant He lumps together Islamic fundamentalists and most other Muslims possibly offering a brief and unmemorable disclaimer He also condemns individuals for practicing Cock Tales religion of any kind but Islam most Son of the Hero resoundingly I saw him at The Alien Jigsaw readings several times and he was engaging and well spoken I also love his work so all in all this is a very sad view into someone who comes across as talented author making a fool of himself pursuing celebrity during a cliched midlife crisis I was somewhat bewildered by his shift into pop culture over Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning recent years but didn t The Illusion of Gods Presence really pay much attention so this was somewhat jarringGoing to be hard to expunge the memory of this sufficiently to continue to Folk Tales From The Soviet Union read or Not The Hot Chick re Pegged and Plugged at the Club read and enjoy his work Those of you who love him and find it hard to appreciate literary work of those who irk you you know who you are beware

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Lice could call him by He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him Conrad and Chekhov Joseph AntonHow do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for over nine years How does he go on working How does he fall in and out of love How does despair shape his thoughts and actions how and why does he stumble how does he learn to fight back In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles in our time for freedom of speech. I couldn t get through The Satanic Verses I found it unreadable in spite of my immense curiosity for the book But I picked up this book with great interest to see what Rushdie went through and how he coped with the aftermath of that infamous fatwa This book is probably twice larger than it should be and methinks it s commensurate with Rushdie s ego To read the account of this struggle from Rushdie himself is be annoyed by the man He comes from a Muslim background I found his knowledge of Islam and its history and its thinkers and classical Persian literature uite impressive He knew what he was doing and he did it Fine But then he goes around acting like he s owed support and solidarity from every person and every government and every organization and every publisher He doesn t care that a lot of people had to go through a lot of risk and danger because of that book He s on the right side of the argument dammit and everyone should stand by him He s even written this memoir in third person as if talking about some great hero standing up to the evil He was accused by a lot of people of being ungrateful and egotistical This book doesn t help much to dispel those accusations Lots of self righteous anger and vengeful score settling with publishers journalists friends ex wives security personnel politicians etc He does his best but at the end he still comes off as self centered He can t help itRushdie is a fine writer but I like him less as a person after reading his memoir