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Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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gossamerchild
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Omg, this book 😳😮😍💗💓💕💞. I'm not sure I can say enough to give this book its due. This is Rushdie at his best. Magical realism at its finest. Storytelling at its peak. This. THIS is the type of literary fiction that I adore. A modern retelling of Don Quixote told by a master.

Highly HIGHLY recommended. Possibly my favorite read of the year.

Thank you to #randomhouse for the #arc.

Bookish.SAM Wow. That‘s some high praise 😊 6d
gossamerchild @Bookish.SAM 😂 Rushie IS one of my favorite contemporary writers, so I'm probably a little biased :-) 6d
Bookish.SAM Well, you sold me! (edited) 6d
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

I would have to say that I appreciated this book more than I enjoyed it. It was funny and satirical; it was a critique of the current insanity of American culture; and it was somewhat experimental. The characters, however, were uninteresting—they seemed to stand in for ideas rather than be actual people. This left me a bit detached from the story and definitely impacted my ability to enjoy it. 3⭐️

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mutlee
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Mehso-so

Parts of this were typical Rushdie genius. Timely, contemplative, satirical, meta, and thematically bursting. But, when I was not in awe of the allusions, wordplay, and smart social commentary, I was bored, annoyed, and detached. But bravo to the voice actor. The narration was really well done, especially considering the complexity of the prose.

Mandoul Great review. Thanks! 3w
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Lindy
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I don‘t know when I‘ve walked so far except on the treadmill at the gym.

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Lindy
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Smart, funny and surprising satire entwined with a humane meta storyline. A thoroughly enjoyable #audiobook nimbly narrated by Vikas Adam.

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Lindy
Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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#audiowalk on my way to the Vancouver Writers Fest. #VWF2019

Balibee146 wonderful 💗💗 enjoy 🙋 4w
Lindy @Balibee146 Thanks! 4w
LeahBergen It looks like you‘re having great weather! 👍🏻 3w
Lindy @LeahBergen It was raining up until yesterday. When I saw the sunshine, I decided to spend as much time as possible outdoors. 3w
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Lindy
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Another, more colloquial term for going off-label might be… becoming a drug dealer, or even… becoming a narcolord.

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Lindy
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I am smirking my way through this audiobook, which has so many quotable quips and amusing list sentences that you Littens are fortunate that my hands are busy getting ready for my upcoming flight to Vancouver. Otherwise, your feed would be bombarded with Rushdieisms.

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TheEllieMo
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5 of the 6 Booker Shortlisted authors at Cheltenham Literature Festival today.

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ClairesReads
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Quichotte is a sprawling, meta-fictional, auto-fictional, absurdist, deeply real roller-coaster of a read Once/if you can surrender yourself to the, cutting yet comedic tone. what captured me most, was the breadth of social commentary that Rushdie managed to integrate in a meaningful way in this novel. I held back from five stars, because I felt that Rushdie was a bit heavy-handed with his treatment of the meta-fictional elements of the story.

Lindy I‘ve got this queued up in audio format —after I finish Water Dancer and the whole of Frankisstein. 1mo
mklong Cute pic! And so glad you liked this one! 1mo
ClairesReads @Lindy oh fun- I think it will be quite good in audio. 1mo
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ClairesReads @mklong thanks Katie. I thought it was really fun, but also very observant. 1mo
andrew61 Great review. 1mo
Redheadrambles You know this one is my favourite shortlistee so I am super pumped you liked it as well 😊 1mo
ClairesReads @andrew61 thanks Andrew 1mo
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles it was such a great read! 1mo
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ClairesReads
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All of us are in two stories at the same time.

LiteraryinLititz Great quote. 1mo
Nute Yes! 1mo
ClairesReads @Nute so good right? 1mo
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ClairesReads
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Wow.

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ClairesReads
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Early days this is already quirky and prescient

Redheadrambles Yes ! 1mo
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles it‘s sort of great! 1mo
Redheadrambles @ClairesReads I had so much fun with it but I do wish I had the Don Quixote background 1mo
mklong Ooh, I hope you end up on Team Love! 1mo
ClairesReads @mklong I‘m enjoying it so far 😝 1mo
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ClairesReads
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Cat and Rushdie

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andrew61
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Im in 2 minds about this bk, i struggled at 1st to get into the stories of an author + his character which explore many of the issues that preoccupy modern society from racism and family to TV, celebrity and designer drugs. Definitely imaginative and very relevant but something didn't click for me. Once i felt it had a Vonnegut style i couldn't get away from that and also the rd trip from lolita. Still interesting as I've not rd rushdie 4 a bit.

Aims42 I gave this a “so-so”, definitely not my least favorite read but not a favorite either. I did enjoy how relevant it was 👍🏻 1mo
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Graywacke
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My first Rushdie is his take here on Don Quixote (alternately “Quichotte”). Rushdie was having fun, creating characters who create other characters who create other characters to address Oxycontin, the Indian diaspora, American xenophobia, the American landscape and even the fabric of reality. And love, of course, along with spiritual mythology, and obsession. And it actually works. I got really into it while listening on my commutes.

Graywacke The artwork is Don Quichotte by Honoré Daumier, ~1868. And the book is my second on the Booker list. 1mo
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Redheadrambles
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September Reads :- Almost the entire month spent chipping away at Ducks and it feels good to have that one done ✅. However my standout for September is the tagged book, from the Booker shortlist and I have already raved about that extensively. I enjoyed my time spent with the Atwoods but I think October needs to be a refocus on #ReadHarder another 6 books to go !

Cathythoughts I was wondering about Quichotte .... I‘d like to give it a go. Must read The Testaments as it‘s our next Bookclub book 2mo
Billypar I've been meaning to ask someone- have you read Don Quixote, and if so, is there a lot to appreciate in Quichotte as far as DQ references that make it a better reading experience? 2mo
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thebluestocking You‘re a machine for making it through Ducks! 💙 2mo
Redheadrambles @billypar I had not read it but yes I would say if you had you would get even more out of this book but there is plenty to grapple with anyway- it is a mental workout! 2mo
Redheadrambles @thebluestocking i decided to tackle it at 25 pages a day and it took me a month - it‘s totally doable 😉 2mo
Billypar That makes sense- thanks! 'Mental workout'- yeah that sounds about right for Rushdie 😁 2mo
thebluestocking @Redheadrambles Ooh. I love the slow and steady approach. 2mo
ClairesReads Solid month friend! 1mo
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Aims42
Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
Mehso-so

I finished this book, hooray! I almost bailed halfway, but I‘ve been doing that a lot lately so I told myself I needed to finish it. A solid 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 for me.

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Aims42
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Haven‘t posted a pic of my newest read, so here ya go 😆 I‘m mixed about this book so far, I‘m almost halfway and I don‘t have a firm feeling about it. Some pages I want to put it down and move on, other pages I can‘t stop reading to see what happens. Too early to review it I guess 🤷🏼‍♀️

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beth_jones8
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I‘m now reading this with my partner (I read it to them) which is possibly my favourite thing we‘ve done as a couple.

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Redheadrambles
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My first experience with Rushdie and I was quite taken by this one. It‘s a crazy, sprawling meta-fictional ride with a little sci-fi / absurdist bent. It does traverse a porous line between fiction and reality, there are Mastodons as a kind of social metaphor, alongside stinging indictments of aspects of modern day America, Britain and India. This novel has such breadth and yet remaIns funny, propulsive and grandly risky. Loved it !

Cathythoughts Great review! Stacked 2mo
Emilymdxn I loved this too! 2mo
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ClairesReads I‘ve got this lined up too- buoyed by this great review 2mo
Nute Fantastic review! 2mo
andrew61 Great review, im halfway through and if I'd have applied the 50 page test id have abandoned it but as I have persevered it is becoming really absorbing. 2mo
Redheadrambles @andrew61 great 👍🏻 I hope you ended up liking it in the end @Nute thanks 🙏🏻 2mo
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Graywacke
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Current audiobook, my second from the Booker lists.

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sophierayton
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This book is weird and trippy. I've not read Don Quixote yet, but plan to one day, and it will be interesting to compare the modern day retelling with the original - like watching Clueless before reading Emma.
I imagine it's a book that would hold up to re-reading as I feel like I'd have to read it a few more times before I start to understand what's really going on.

JamieArc I just finished this today. Weird and trippy is a great way to describe it! 2mo
andrew61 I'm halfway through and don't know yet if i love it or hate it. If I'd applied the 50 page test id have abandoned it but as i get used to the writing i am slowly enjoying it. 2mo
sophierayton @andrew61 It is very literary. It's the type of book that could be picked apart and studied. Those books don't always make for a satisfying first read through. I'm curious to see how this fares over time. 2mo
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mklong
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I really enjoyed this. It doesn‘t reach Rushdie‘s highest highs (though not much else does either), but it‘s well above his lows. I‘d say if you like Rushdie, you will like this. If you don‘t, I don‘t think it will do much to change your mind. I was completely charmed by it though. #BookerPrize Longlist 9/13, Shortlist 4/6

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JamieArc
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Not the most readable book. I‘m tempted to bail because I have The Testaments waiting for me at the library. But the current cultural references abound and are fun, and was surprised to find this philosophical musing coming from The Bachelor/ette 😂

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 1! Just released. This is a modern-day Don Quixote, satirizing today‘s cultural America as Cervantes satirized his culture. Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer is spy thrillers, creates the courtly, addled, tv-obsessed Quichotte, who sets off with his imaginary son Sancho to prove his worthiness to win the hand of a tv star. Meanwhile, Sam is gonna through a midlife crisis with urgent challenges. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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Kalalalatja
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This was a lot better than I expected! I have only read one Rushdie before, which I didn‘t love, so I had prepared myself for “meh”, but I ended closer to “yeah”.

It was weird and funny, with an abundance of current topics told through a story within a story - the opioid crisis, racism, politics, tv and film, and so much more.

It‘s a lot, I know. But unexpectedly well done. #BookerPrize2019

Caroline2 I‘m intrigued by this one. Stacked! 👍 2mo
Leftcoastzen I am very tempted, so many books released in the fall!Had to grab The Testaments on Tuesday, Rushdie stacked right next to it. 2mo
BarbaraBB Sounds encouraging! I‘ve loved rushdie in the past but somehow I fell out of love! 2mo
Simona I don‘t like his writing style, but somehow I liked this one too 🤔 2mo
Kalalalatja @Caroline2 @BarbaraBB @Simona something was just different about this one (based on one prior experience 😅). I think the humour helped a bit! @Leftcoastzen I know! This Fall is an abundance of great new books! 2mo
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Emilymdxn
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#bookerprize2019 5/6

I‘m head over heels for this book. It did SO much, but pulled together so well and I never had difficulty following it. A retelling of Don Quixote, about an old tv obsessed Indian American man in love with a talk show host, his cousin fuelling the opioid crisis, on a road trip across America with his imaginary son, and the personal troubles of the author who writes him. Weird but beautiful, hopeful, so individual.

Kalalalatja I‘m currently reading it at the moment, and I agree with you completely 🙌 2mo
Redheadrambles It‘s sooo good and I was really surprised how much I loved it 2mo
andrew61 Im halfway through and if I'd applied the 50 page test id have abandoned it but as I have persevered it is becoming more absorbing. Great review. 2mo
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Emilymdxn
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#bfcr3 I‘m getting back in the swing of the challenge this week now im not sick and not travelling. I‘m focusing on exercise and healthy eating and enjoying it! I‘m trying rly hard to get my five a day with mixed success but I‘m doing really well compared to how much fruit and veg I‘d eat if I weren‘t trying. How we doing team? @Megabooks @TheEllieMo @KathyWheeler @cobwebmoth @cewilf @bromeliad @Tineke @tjwill @guinsgirlreads @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Glad you‘re feeling better. 💚 2mo
Megabooks Glad to have you back!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
bromeliad We're happy you're back! :) 2mo
KathyWheeler I‘m glad you‘re feeling better! Being sick really messes up everything. 2mo
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Kalalalatja
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The MC of my current audiobook seems to be the kind of person who “gets knocked down, and then gets up again”, even if it is in a kinda crazy-stalker-ish way 😳 and I realize I make this sound more sinister than it is. Actually, I‘m finding it kinda funny and interesting, so far

#TubThumbing #RedRoseSeptember #BookerPrize2019

arlenefinnigan I've never read any Salman Rushdie, how are you finding it? 2mo
Cinfhen Hmmmm, never thought of trying it on audio! I usually don‘t get on well with Rushdie but I‘m considering another try 2mo
Kalalalatja @arlenefinnigan @AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I‘m only a couple of chapters in, but so far, I find it a lot more readable than Midnight‘s Children. I don‘t know if it is the audio format, but something about this book just works for me at the moment. So I‘m cautiously optimistic 👍 2mo
Reggie Sounds good! 2mo
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Ericalambbrown
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I got the tagged book in the mail today since I‘d preordered it. (Excellent #bookmail day!) Expecting The Testaments on 9/10. I really need to look into the others. #bookerprize2019

Anyway, here‘s the link to the NPR story if y‘all are interested:
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/757031950/margaret-atwood-salman-rushdie-headline...

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Simona
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I‘m not Rushdie fan (his writing style is usually too complicated for me), but I quite liked this story (in the story) about modern society, seduced by opioids and fake news ... story is set in the Age Of Anything Can Happen and in this circumstances - Rushdie‘s imagination becomes unstoppable. Complicated structure, complex characters, intriguing story about love, family ties, gender, race, religion/spiritualism ... and spiced up with 👇

Simona ... surrealism/magical realism. Heavy with references and author‘s explanations, but still - surprisingly enjoyable read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BookerPrize2019 3mo
Cinfhen Great review but sounds like a lot of work to read through 🤪I‘m gonna pass 3mo
Simona @Cinfhen It isn‘t easy breezy book, but on some level it is very satisfying read. I wouldn‘t read it, if it wasn‘t on Booker longlist, so I completely understand you 😘 3mo
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Cinfhen When is the shortlist announced??? I‘m kind of rooting for 3mo
Simona @Cinfhen This Tuesday! My winner, without any doubt, is 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m totally terrified to tackle that one ☝️ 1000 + pages and no punctuation 😱 3mo
Simona @Cinfhen No punctuation is exaggeration ... The book have some proper, completed sentences, I think - eight 😘 3mo
Cinfhen Oh, well THAT changes EVERYTHING 😉#stacked 3mo
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BookwormM
Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
Mehso-so

#BookerPrize2019

The first Rushdie I haven‘t loved. Found the political narrative jarring but I did enjoy the magical realism, literary and pop culture references

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2941273509

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Tonton
Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
catiewithac Interesting 🤔 4mo
rretzler Lots of books I want to read on the list. 4mo
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