Fury

Once you receive a death sentence you start to look at things in a different way. Or you don`t. Not that it really matters. What is characteristic to any book of Rushdie`s is the complexity of his language and the low "readability" level. That`s just the case with "Fury", one of his most recent books. Malik Solanka is a Indo-British professor who leaves his wife and child and flees to the States for he doesn`t know how to cope with his fury and anger. Apart from being a professor he`s a dollmaker, and a bit crazy for that, as a matter of fact. Most of the time he either makes his weird dolls for a new project of his or makes love to some woman about half his age. Yeah, if you want to know there`s a lot of Rushdie`s biography in Solanka. But I really don`t wanna know whether Solanka had to performs blow-jobs on his step-dad or not. Rushdie certainly tries to be accessible and modern, the book includes numerous references to popular music, computer games, Hollywood films (especially "Star wars") etc., etc. But he doesn`t convince me that he really lives for that. And midlife sexuality isn`t particulary sexual for my taste. Still the book has its positive values in terms of fury and Furies Mr. Rushdie knows his stuff.
2005-06-21
6.5
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