- I got my copy of Fury in the mail last night and
I'm only about 40 pages into it so I only have a
limited impression so far. It seems like Salman has taken
a few cues from Douglas Coupland. The first two
chapters are deal with some very recent political events
and occurrences. It's amazing that I have a copy of a
novel that was obviously written only about 10 months
ago. I'm very excited to get into the story. I don't
want to ruin anything for those of you who have the
patience to wait till September however I'd be glad to
give more info as I read if you're interested in such
info. I just don't want to give too much information so
as to rob you of the full experience.
- 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"