East, West: Stories - Salman Rushdie

Delightful, bite-sized Rushdie.

 

I would even recommend starting here, or with Haroun and the Sea of Stories.

 

Nine short stories told by Master Storyteller Salman Rushdie.

 

Rushdie takes us to the dusty streets of Bombay (or wherever), to Shakespearean England, Rennaissance Spain, and magical futures.

 

Each story had its own flavor-- no overarching narratives other than the collision of cultures between east and west.

 

Of course, this is Rushdie's first published work of fiction after The Great Fatwa. Makes me wonder how many of these were composed pre- or post- fatwa.

 

Anyways, It's good. And short. A nice weekend's palate cleanser.