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    PDF The Enchantress of Florence This is the second time now I have abandoned a Rushdie novel so in all likelihood I won't bother reading him again The fact I managed to get beyond the halfway point made me feel like I deserved a nice pat on the back He is simply not a writer I hold in high regard anyway and this twaddle just confirms that even stronger

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    PDF The Enchantress of Florence While every review seems a need to state the basic plot of the yellow haired stranger appearing in Akbar's court I will uickly skip over this and go straight to what I thought I felt that the book was very uneven there where parts that were just wonderful and deserving a full five stars in particular the story of the il

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    Download ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie ¿ 0 review Free download The Enchantress of Florence When this book was chosen for my real life bookclub I was a little nervous about it I'd never read anything of Salman Rushdie's before and I wouldn't have chosen this one to start with if ever I'll be honest the pr

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    PDF The Enchantress of Florence This would have been far better served by being a Silk type novella an incantation that weaves its charms around us for the duration of one sitting just long enough for the magic to work not long enough for anyone to even think of wanting to look behind the curtain The longer it went on and the tied to the reality of the world it became the less it worked So much of this could have been left to the readers to dream and imagine aft

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Bastards who will try to usurp his rule They were little gods the despots of the future born unfortunately to rule He loved them They would betray him They were the lights of his life They would come while he slept The little assfuckers He was waiting for their moves Oh yes We loved him Loved For the first half And then it shiftedThen that yellow haired guy had to show up and tell his secret that is so momentous that to tell it to the wrong person would cause the listener s death Dun dun dunnnnnnn Except it wasn t The secret was mundane A family history that leached almost all the humor and life out of the 2nd half of the book Not all but nough Suddenly we have this new cast list and though they try to be interesting to me they just weren t They didn t compare to Akbar Recognizable names sure but I wasn t really feeling them despite that I wanted to get back to the present and spend time with Akbar He made the story interesting to me ara Koz was not really The Lady in Pink enchanting me Honestly I don t get her allure or to be honest the allure of any of the other Oh so beautiful that one look upon her face makes men ready to just keel over and die for her women mentioned in the story We have one that s so perfect she s literally imaginary but doesn tven have the decency to stop Eyes existing when her imaginer is away We have another who is so beautiful that basking in her haughty condescension is considered a luxury and one who is so amazingly gorgeous thatveryone in town s had a share xcept her husband But maybe ara Koz is actually literally nchanting them as opposed to just being so pretty that men fall down at her feet I m a little iffy on that point That s magical realism for you I m not sure how I felt about this book overall I wanted to love it and for the first half I did but then it just got tedious to me There s the underlying uestion of a woman s power and influence but I feel a bit bothered by the fact that Sinner's Heart every woman in this bookither a had none b had a little that was granted by a man c obtained it strictly based on her looks or d used magic Another reason why I loved Akbar he didn t want a submissive doormat of a wife he wanted a woman that would actually think for herself and act upon her own will In fact the main men were like this and valued than just appearance but appearance definitely came first and was a huge factor in their relationships with women aside from whores They are imperfect I know but I do give them credit for at least being somewhat respectable To shift gears a little I will say I uite njoyed the kind of modern feel to the narration The story is set in the 16th century but the language was accessible and straightforward while at the same time being somehow I m not really sure how to xplain it but it was gorgeous and Spirit of the Wolf easy to read and descriptive and at times really funny as I mentioned before There was also an interesting duality in this story with the Echo and the Mirror and the imagined made live theme running through both story lines I thought that this was interesting but it wasn tnough There was uite a bit to A Vineyard Christmas enjoy in this book I just wish that the story within the story interested me But in fairness this isn t one of my favorite things to begin with I definitely think I ll try another of Rushdie s books though Filled with lushmptiness There is love at first sight in the Enchantress than all other stories put together Entire cities fall in love at first sight And the level of subtlety rarely While very review seems a need to state the basic plot of the yellow haired stranger appearing in Akbar s court I will uickly skip over this and go straight to what I thought I felt that the book was very uneven there where parts that Were Just Wonderful And Deserving A Full Five Stars In just wonderful and deserving a full five stars in the story of the illuminator who disappeared into his own artwork and the concept of Jhoda and others that were so very boring that the average became a two The main problem I had was that it was a very slow read due to the fact that at times it felt like a very slow read due to the fact that at times it felt like history book not surprising considering Rushdie s backgroundand had so much historical detail crammed in that I felt I really needed a who s who guide and lots of maps just to fingure out what was going on Also the nding was a bit rushed and vague and a bit wwwww with the incestI also had the opportunity to go to his book talk and signing for this book and I have to say that he did a wonderful job actually summing things up and I feel that his talk added alot to the book laying out clearly what the historical situation was like during the time of Akbar and maybe if that had been infused into the book then I wouldn t have felt uite so lost sometimes This is the second time now I have abandoned a Rushdie novel so in all likelihood I won t bother reading him again The fact I managed to get beyond the halfway point made me feel like I deserved a nice pat on the back He is simply not a writer I hold in high regard anyway and this twaddle just confirms that ven stronger as it s blatantly sexist and an insult to women Things started out Uite Promising Before I Drastically Lost Interest promising before I drastically lost interest couldn t care less about any of it s charactersIf I ver came across Rushdie in person I would like nothing than to pelt him with ggs I m surprised with the hatred I feel towards this book I mean it s Salman frickin Rushdie right Isn t he some kind of literary god I m going to have to read his other books to see because this one was trash I ve read sexist books before There are plenty of them out there but usually I can glide over the sexist bits because overall the plotcharacterswriting are good Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) enough that I choose to ignore the fa. Ini masallarla kaynaştıran büyüleyici bir yapıtKitaptaki cinsellik verotizmin odağı olan güzeller güzeli Floransa Büyücüsü aslında Math Basics 6 erkekler dünyasında kendi yazgısına kendisigemen olmak isteyen bir kadın Ama kendi kaderine hükmederken hükümdarların yazgısını bile değiştiriyor ve n parla. ,


This would have been far better served by being a Silk type novella an incantation that weaves its charms around us for the duration of one sitting just long nough for the magic to work not long The First Ghost enough for anyone toven think of wanting to look behind the curtain The longer it went on and the tied to the reality of the world it became the less it worked So much of this could have been left to the readers to dream and imagine afterwards So many subplots about hookers and pages of rhapsodize about the dark power of women s beauty could have been cut the second part specially forced me to turn on my so wtf is going on THERE then brain This is a story about the power of stories I get that unraveling it a little is part of the point but this book needed to trust that its audience got it about 100 pages sooner than it thought we didGorgeous gorgeous writing that I would like to have been top on my list to talk about and uote at length might then have taken its proper place But by the nd ven that was too much of a good thing What a shame what a world Take it from one who reads dozens of phantasmagoric books of a magical realism bent and actually wants your spell to succeed as much as you do Less is As a neophyte of Salman Rushdie s work I was not fully prepared for The Enchantress of Florence although I should have been Rushdie possesses an uncanny ability to manipulate perspective In his stories the flow of time is always uestionable and subject to change if it flows at all And his characters are larger than life capricious archetypes that mbody the virtues and flaws of humanityIn this novel Rushdie runs two stories parallel to ach other that of Emperor Akbar s court the mperor s life and philosophy and the story of a man s heritage of a lost Mughal princess who travels from Asia to Florence to the New World then beyond The boundaries between these two stories the latter of which takes place in the first one s past are flimsy permeable If you were Humanism expecting a linear narrative that reads like a movie novelization then you a have not read Salman Rushdie before and b will not get thatI mightven characterize this story as a fable for it carries that particular brand of Smokin' Hot enchantment about it Romance yes that too the main characters all mediate on the nature of love at one point or another Cloaked in sixteenth century philosophical ideas these ruminations may seem pompous or boring but I found them intriguing Akbar struggles with thexistence of God the divine right to rule whether might truly is the only arbiter of power We also see a fictionalized Machiavelli disenchanted with his wife and like so many men in this story drawn into the web of Placing Memory enchantment that theponymous princess weavesDescend deeper through these layers and Rushdie focuses on the nature of power for women in a world dominated by men How do women xert their influence Is their beauty their sexuality the only way they can ver gain power In this book two female characters are ssentially imaginary constructed from the mind of Akbar What does this say about the nature of gender a man creating his feminine opposites because he cannot find them in lifeRushdie uses this story as a vehicle to explore a woman s life told largely through the perspectives of men ironically in this period of history a woman s life told largely through the perspectives of men ironically in this period of history I wouldn t necessarily call this a work of historical fiction in the sense that it does not concern itself too much with the details of history xcept when they serve a purpose The story is not about the Mughal Wanton Nights empire so much as it is set for a part in thatmpireWhile While My Soldier Serves epic or sword and sorcery fantasy has its place its success of late has typecasted the genre In those stories magic is almost a science subjected to laws the way we have restricted gravity We often forget that the definition of fantasy is broader In this respect The Enchantress of Florence reminds me of Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell It is truly a fantastic adventure and romance just steeped in unrestrained magic a world in which anything is possible but notverything is permitted When this book was chosen for my real life bookclub I was a little nervous about it I d never read anything of Salman Rushdie s before and I wouldn t have chosen this one to start with if ver I ll #be honest the premise looks kind of boring But then I started reading it And I was completely surprised by #honest the premise looks kind of boring But then I started reading it And I was completely surprised by only how much I liked it but by how funny it was Irreverent and witty and whimsical and a little weird with than a dash of gutter humor funny that had me giggling like a fiend At the 45% point I was ready to call this one a 5 star book I was loving it I loved Akbar Akbar the Great the greatness of which must be twice specified in order to merely hint at his glorious gloriousness Him I loved his personality his unpredictability his mind I loved how he thought about things Honestly it is so rare for a ruler to think about the nature of his or her rule in terms other than 1 how to keep it and 2 how to get of it I loved that he thought in the abstract the philosophical I vs we All Is are wes not just Royal wes Everyone is part of a larger ntity that makes them up family friends community ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe etc Perhaps the idea of self as community was what it meant to be a being in the world any being such a being being after all inevitably a being among other beings a part of the beingness of all things They are all bags of selves bursting with plurality I that is to say We loved this It s interesting and uniuely worded and it made me giggle to read it in what before starting I assumed would be a seriously dull book Wenjoyed his blunt honesty too in acknowledging that his kids whom he loves are royal. Salman Rushdie'nin 'Bu kitabı yazmak için yıllarca okuyup araştırma yapmam gerekti ' dediği roman türlü türlü anlatıcılar gezginler serüvenciler tarafından aktarılan Babur İmpa ratorluğu ve Osmanlılar Moğollar ve Rönesans Floransa'sının tarihine ve kültürlerine göndermeler yapan bölgenin tarih. ,

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Ct that the women are horribly written looking at you Robert Jordan But in this book I cared not a whit about any character the plot was leaden and the writing was so stilted and musty I thought for a bit it had to be a translated book despite the fact that I know Rushdie writes in English Basically The Fiend Next Door every woman in this isither an insecure shrew Machiavelli s wife Akbar s wives or an mpty vessel that men project their sexual fantasies on to The Enchantress herself is basically powered by hotness Her magic is her beauty The female servants in the book are literally their mistress cho Gulbadan s servant or mirror the பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் enchantress servant thus devoiding them of the little personality that the other women get Thenchantress whose second husband names her Angeliue a name she decides to share with her mirrorservant decides to fulfill the fantasy that Budweiser ads promise in commercials namely a threesome with hot willing twins Of course there s never any jealousy between the The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 enchantress and the mirror over the second husband nor is the mirrorver shown to care that her mistress basically whores her out to the second husband That would reuire them to be presented as human when really the women in this book are ciphers for male fantasies I mean for goodness sake the Mughal s favorite wife who was an actual historical person is a figment of her husband s imagination who despite this is able to give him great sex And don t A Meditation on Murder even get me started on the part of the book when all the women in the Mughal s city became petty and uarrelsome withach other but were cured when they were ordered to walk around naked all day and realized they were all flawed and human uhyeah The worst part of it all was that I got the feeling that Rushdie considered this book romantic No wonder this guy has been married and divorced four times that is probably a low blow but the fact that he obviously does not understand women as human beings comes across in this book incredibly stronglyAlso why the heck did he include a bibliography This book is completely a book of magical realism and so much of it is detached from reality and obviously NOT historical you can t really trust any of it to be historically accurate unless you re familiar with the period and can judge for yourself what is real and what is false Is the bibliography just there to show off that he did in fact do research Welcome to realm where Story reigns courtesy of the master of ceremony Salman RushdieIn a somptuous palace of red stone dwells the absolute ruler of the wo I m a little over halfway through this and so far almost very single female character is a prostitute or a slave Three women have committed suicide because of a man Also there s a female character who is literally a figment of a male character s imagination and she s dynamic than any of the few real women in this fucking book Ugh Most likely will not finish ON OCCASION A NOVEL RECEIVES HARSH occasion a novel receives harsh from critics not based on the actual work but rather because it is not what the critics want it to be this then is the only xplanation I can find to Travis explain the harsh often shrill reviews received by Rushdie suisite The Enchantress of Florence Having read several of these negative assessments I find the same sub text runs through them all namely the complaint that Enchantress is neither Rushdie s masterwork Midnight s Children nor that lesser work for which he became broadly famous or in other circles infamous The Satanic Verses To be sure Enchantress is a far different book than Rushdie s previous work less meditative and fantastical yet what is the problem with a great writer branching out into new genres and worlds While I have loved several of his arlier work for his choice to create the xtraordinary world of Enchantress I celebrate Rushdie s genius and thank him for giving me what I can only describe as an AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 extraordinary read Other reviewers have offeredxcellent plot synopsis of The Enchantress of Florence and therefore I will offer only the briefest details of the story lines A blond haired stranger calling himself Mogor del A the Mughal of Love appears in the uasi magical city of Akbar the Mughal King of Kings The stranger claims to be the descendant of Akbar s grandfather s lost younger sister carried into captivity The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? earlier He regales Akbar with the tale of the lost princess and how she journeyed across Eurasia and found herselfventually in the city of Florence Overtime a horde of historical personages make appearances some major others less so such as members of the Medici family and Machiavelli The story itself is so rich with detail that on occasion the reader feels as if they have been a guest at a feast One constantly uestions which details are true and which are products of Rushdie s xtraordinary imagination Interestingly Rushdie spent years researching this work and in interviews claims that much of what one might think the most fantastical the Shi a monarch who uses his nemy s skull as a drinking goblet or the Ottoman Caliph who s gardeners double as his xecutioners are in fact the ones that are true On occasion on really wishes that there were a study guide to go along with the there were a study guide to go along with the Like the best fairy tales Rushdie s Enchantress layers in many deep and vexing uestions that transcend any age What does it mean to be real What is the good life How can one be happy All of this arrives in a story written with such incomparable talent that one can not asily put it down The Enchantress of Florence may not have been the work that the critics wanted Rushdie to write but I have little doubt that in generations to come readers will recognize it as among his greatest work. K dönemlerini yaşayan Mugal payitahtı ile Floransa'nın toplumsal yaşamlarında bir dönüm noktası oluyorFloransa Büyücüsü kader güzellik savaşlar tılsımlar ve sadakatle örülmüş bir yolda Rönesans İtalya'sının saraylarından Hindistan'ın uzak kıyılarına bir solukta uzanacağınız bir başyap?. The Enchantress of Florence