A mixture of science fiction and folktale, past and future, primitive and present- day Thunderous and touching.” –Financial Times. The extraordinary literary debut of Salman Rushdie. Flapping Eagle is a young Axona Indian gifted with immortal life after drinking an elixir from his wayward. Praise for Salman Rushdie’s Grimus “A fireworks of a book: beautiful, funny, and endlessly surprising.” —Ursula K. Le Guin “A mixture of science fiction and.

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So, he ends up in Calf Island, which is this place where everyone who have become tired of the world but doesn’t want to die somehow end up. Conversely, one wonders how many Booker-worthy writers are hiding their light under the bushels of genres considered not literary enough. Archaeologists, like myself, can become gravediggers.

However, I quite enjoyed reading this. This was my first time reading Salman Rushdie and I’ve heard First off, this book contains rape, incest, murder and suicide, so if you’re sensitive to that, don’t read this book. Grimus by Salman Rushdie. It tells the story of Flapping Eagle, who at over years of age, received the gift of immortality from his sister, who promptly disappears.

Grimus by Salman Rushdie

Open Preview See a Problem? I don’t recommend anyone who is thinking of reading Rushdie to think that as this is one of his shorter ones it would be a good one to start with, it really isn’t a good read. I won’t give away anymore, but the text is dense salmzn a tad overly complex for its own good.


But the words, yrimus writing style someone might say: For some who think his fame is owed more to his life event A remarkably assured beginning for a first book. Writers become critics or publicists.

Flapping Eagle is a craven and nasty piece of work, so there’s no inclination whatsoever to see him succeed. View all 4 comments. Flapping Eagle, it must be admitted, is a curiously flat character dumped into a community of the fascinatingly warped and grotesque.

Jun 18, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: There are so many reason why I will feel a book is “good”. The characters that Flapping Eagle encounters on his journey are mostly just caricatures, without much in the way of depth, although Flapping Eagle’s companion and guide Virgil Jones does get more development.

Feb 03, Lena Lenina rated it it was ok.

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I can not forget this book no matter how hard I try and for me, that means it’s a damn good book. Aug 27, Grimua Cheng rated it did not like it.

The sentences are rough, but the story – clear. Preview — Grimus by Salman Rushdie. The characters’ petty squabbles, alliancesand feuds are all played out in an effort to avoid facing the very conditions russhdie their existence.

Sometimes, it’s simply the writing. It was not well received but it isn’t hard to read.


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The “plot” was all bj the place, the “characters” were meaningless caricatures, and narrative threads were unraveling out of control This is a bad introduction to his work. It’s not yet the polished and poetic style that it would develop into. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

I’ve always loved mythology and Grimus has its roots in this grand old tradition. Refresh and try again.

Return to Book Page. The residents of Calf island are required to occupy themselves with a singular idea in an effort to preserve the The most striking part of this story was that it presents a rshdie in which people are aware that the world they inhabit is only one of a series of alternative worlds. As with other genre types, trends in SF come and go but the underlying themes remain the same. There are a few characters here, who all interact with Flapping Eagle during his stay.

After all, life is full of surprises. If a writer can turn a phrase into something that just touches me in some way, THAT is grimue good book for me.