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The Ground beneath her Feet Salman Rushdie s most ambitious and accomplished novel, sure to be hailed as his masterpieceAt the beginning of this stunning novel, Vina Apsara, a famous and much loved singer, is caught up in a devastating earthquake and never seen again by human eyes This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks, and again finds her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music Their epic romance is narrated by Ormus s childhood friend and Vina s sometime lover, her back door man, the photographer Rai, whose astonishing voice, filled with stories, images, myths, anger, wisdom, humor, and love, is perhaps the book s true hero Telling the story of Ormus and Vina, he finds that he is also revealing his own truths his human failings, his immortal longings He is a man caught up in the loves and quarrels of the age s goddesses and gods, but dares to have ambitions of his own And lives to tell the taleAround these three, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break Cracks and tears have begun to appear in the fabric of the real There are glimpses of abysses below the surfaces of things The Ground Beneath Her Feet is Salman Rushdie s most gripping novel and his boldest imaginative act, a vision of our shaken, mutating times, an engagement with the whole of what is and what might be, an account of the intimate, flawed encounter between the East and the West, a brilliant remaking of the myth of Orpheus, a novel of high and low comedy, high and low passions, high and low culture It is a tale of love, death, and rock n roll


About the Author: Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent His style is often classified as magical realism, while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western world.His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, led to protests from Muslims in several countries, some of which were violent Faced with death threats and a fatwa religious edict issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran, which called for him to be killed, he spent nearly a decade largely underground, appearing in public only sporadically In June 2007, he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for services to literature , which thrilled and humbled him In 2007, he began a five year term as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University.



10 thoughts on “The Ground beneath her Feet

  1. says:

    4.5 starsThis was exceptionally well done A for plan and execution Mr Rushdie Reading Salman Rushdie makes me want to take an advanced mythology class He really uses it well According to Wiki, it is a variation on the Orpheus Eurydice myth with rock music replacing Orpheus lyre The myth works as a red thread from which the author sometimes strays, but to which he attaches an endless series of references I feel li


  2. says:

    Knew it was my favorite book ever as soon as I read it Read all the others I d said that about again just to be sure It was Rushdie s polyglot wordplay and his gift for pun Why is it that multi lingual writers like Rushdie and Nabokov are the most exceptional punsters are irrepressible It s a transcontinental, slightly fantastical elseworld story in which making music seems the most important thing a person can do Add to


  3. says:

    I either love or hate Salman Rushdie This book comes into the second category I ll never finish this book nor Haroun and the Sea of Stories, nor the Satanic Verses Life is too short to plough throughthan the first 50 pages if you haven t got into it by that stage On the other hand though, I will probably reread Shame and Midnight s Children once in a while, I loved those books.


  4. says:

    Having only read


  5. says:

    I walked away from this book with many feelings, but, principal among them was boredom I have seen a lot of people labelling Tolkein s work as self indulgent Tolkein, my friends, was lyrical His book had heart, soul His characters were weighed down by destiny and the strength of their choices Rushdie, in the other hand, is self indulgent.I have read The Moor s Last Sigh, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, The Satanic Verses and Th


  6. says:

    I think Rushdie can be a bit daunting sometimes because he s really an intellectual through and through He fills his writing with countless references to mythology and history in a way that I find rewarding but some may find difficult Rushdie creates the story of a band and music that grows to epic proportions We follow the story of Rai, a photographer who falls precariously in love with Vina in India while still very much a boy He basically devotes hi


  7. says:

    I really wanted to read this book, and though I haven t read much else by him, I really like Salman Rushdie. But I just couldn t get into this Every time I picked it up I couldn t get throughthan 20 pages without putting it down and finding myself with no incentive to pick it back up again From October 2007 until about a month ago I hadn t even gotten through half the book.Suffice it to say I was not impressed I felt like it was just this long winded story of


  8. says:

    i will confess that i started satanic verses key word, started i read the first 10 15 pages, and realized that i had NO idea what i was reading so i turned to a nifty cliff note thing on line and realized that what i had read and re read four times was the protagonists falling through the air after their airplane kabooms surprising to me and thats when i did not read any maybe some other day.i picked this one up hesitantly i wanted to read something by rushdie, and a


  9. says:

    oops i did it again i started it for the third time and i m determined to finish and like it i intend the same thing with ulysses and foucault s pendulum i ll see about the rest if only i could get over the first 100 pages wish me luck i can t believe i paid 43.8 RON in 2005 to get this book well, this might be just another reason for reading it U2 feat rushdie wrote a beautiful song based on the bookhttp www.youtube.com watch v hQ XKz 24.10.2008 The only people who see the o


  10. says:

    I honestly was bored just a few pages into this one I don t even remember finishing it I think that as much as I loved The Satanic Verses, Midnight s Children, and The Moor s Last Sigh as well as Jaguar Nights, Imaginary Homelands, and Haroun and the Sea of Stories, his other fiction just has not had the power to pull me in as much into his universe Apparently, I am not the only one on GR to have been underwhelmed by this one so it will sink low on my to be read again when I am retir


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