Friday, August 14, 2015

In Congruence

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

This novel, according to Rushdie's website, is "a wonder tale about the way we live now, a rich and multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world – our world – that has been plunged into an age of unreason. Inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling tradition yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment ...." This retrospective tale of the events that happened in the 21st century, when a huge storm sparked what historians a thousand years later would call the "strangenesses." When that happened, it opened cracks closed for over eight hundred years between earth and the realm ruled by the jinni. After one thousand and one nights of the strangenesses, came the War between the Worlds. That war, seeded in the 12th century, grew from the vastly different views of the theologian Ghazali and the philosopher Ibn Rushd. In addition, the many progeny and multitudes of their descendants from the jinnia princess Dunia, who came down to earth and fell in love with Ibn Rushd, will play instrumental parts in that war.

My full book review of this novel is available on my new blog here!

"Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights" by Salman Rushdie published by Random House, for release September 8, 2015 is available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books (for other eReader formats), iTunes, The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), or from an IndieBound store near you. I would like to thank the publishers for sending me the advance reader copy of this book for review via NetGalley.
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