Re: Reading Suggestion...
- Just finished reading "God of Small Things." I
really enjoyed the novel. I wonder if it had the quality
to win the Booker, but really liked it just the
same. Curious Marxism critque, EH?<br>I loved her use
of teh colors red and green. They seemed to coincide
with violence and lust/sex/danger. I found the
character of Rahel adn Estha to be very interesting. Any
feeling on their act of communiuon towards the end of the
novel?<br><br>Anyone heard teh new U2 album with the song co-written
by Salman (the man) Rushdie? If not, you should. It
is great.<br><br>Anyway, hope to hear back from teh
- I will keep my eyes open for your suggested
title. With the controversy over The Satanic Verses we
heard that Christianity hasn't been maligned in novels,
and if it were, Christians would be very vocal in
protesting such a novel.<br><br><br>Not Wanted On the Voyage
by Timothey Findlay is quite the version of Noah's
Ark, and although I'm not a Christian, I kept glancing
over my shoulder, on the look out for lightening bolts
all the time I was reading it. (It is a brilliant
book.)<br><br>I'm reading a John Updike novel now, "Toward the End
of Time", seemingly written around the same time as
The Satanic Verses, although the copyright date is
1997. Updike's main character also moves through time,
and becomes a main character in Biblical stories.
Updike's work has a theological approach as well, and he
also questions accepted dogma. <br><br><br>I haven't
finished it yet, but I wonder if anyone else in this
discussion group has read it, and seen a similarity.
<br><br> How does Milan Kundera react to these "profane"