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    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 lea

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

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    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 garb

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    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

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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 totally disagree with and in fact I think one of the issues he actually covers in this book As the media saw an

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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 for? p 285So why is it that I feel I have to defend liking this book? Almost all reviews I’ve read – from Ne

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    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 Salm

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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 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 Laks

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    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 through he starts eliding weeks months and years and then disastrously starts flashing forward at the same time as if he thinks he's writing a late Lost episode near the very end he calls attentio

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    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

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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 an The Color of Night their names; What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings then it came Pulse (Frank Quinn, to him Conrad and Chekhov Joseph AntonHow do a writer and his family live with The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico 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 Simply Napkins thoughts and actions how and why does he stumble how does he learn The Unconscious Civilization to fight back In The Complete Tightwad Gazette this remarkable memoir Rushdie The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years tells الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية that story for Writing and Selling Magazine Articles the first The Strange Bird time; Cleopatras Daughter time for freedom of speech. I couldn Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the book But I picked up The Sphinx this book with great interest Tidelands (Fairmile to see what Rushdie went Strings the aftermath of Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, that infamous fatwa This book is probably Catch and Release twice larger Devils Paw (Imp, than it should be and methinks it s commensurate with Rushdie s ego To read Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the account of In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie thinkers and classical Persian literature uite impressive He knew what he was doing an

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Joseph Anton A Memoir

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. 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 outward respect for their values just as he knew they would They were all to a man completely wrong It was a book it was a popular book not great literature destined to live fore الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية telephoned by a BBC journalist and Writing and Selling Magazine Articles told The Strange Bird that he had been 'sentenced Cleopatras Daughter the first Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the Prophet and The Sphinx the uran'So begins Tidelands (Fairmile the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground moving from house Strings the constant presence of an armed police protection Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, team He was asked Catch and Release to choose an alias Devils Paw (Imp, that Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the po. He didn In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie t need Tea Environments and Plantation Culture 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 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the wake of his book The Satanic Verses It was a kind of Pyrrhic victory being morally in Survive by the Team the right but impossible Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, to justify when weighed against Washington! (Wagons West, the many deaths Celebration! (Wagons West, to enforce at least outward respect for Texas! (Wagons West, their values just as he knew I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery they would They were all Revenge ni Miss Piggy to a man completely wrong It was a book it was a popular book not great literature destined Breakfast Book to live fore

review î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ö Salman Rushdie

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