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Book Review The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

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Book Review The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

I have never been able to really enjoy Salman Rushdie.  And I was hesitant to start this book. But I plunged in and found a rich tale – not at all like anything else I know of that Rushdie has done.

The Enchantress of Florence is different.  Here Rushdie is a true storyteller in every sense of the word.  He weaves a magical tale of both fantasy and historical fact into a rich, colorful, epic and lyrical fable that winds from the ancient mythical Court of Akbar to medieval and powerful Florence.

Part whimsy, part myth -at times the story became too involved and I lost track of what was happening.  At other times I was enchanted and found similarities to my all time favorite novel The Count of Monte Cristo.

It’s a rich book.  Definitely a surprise from Rushdie.  But don’t tackle this if you don’t have the time to read it with slow and luxurious attention.  You won’t enjoy it unless you can let yourself fall deeply into this book and lose yourself in this complicated, impeccably researched and poetically told story.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Four Stars for The Enchantress of Florence by Salmon Rushdie

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