I have thought of reading all the books by Salman Rushdie by the end of 2013 and I am sure I will achieve this target. I am just so overawed with the way he rights and how gripping his books are. As I have always written in the previous reviews where I have reviewed a Salman Rushdie book, you have to be extremely patient and absorb what he is trying to say. It might take a reading or two to understand his stories but once you get a grip, it becomes depressingly difficult to put down his book.
Enchantress of Florence is Salman Rushdie’s 9th book. I read it in December but reviewing it now. The plot is divided into three parts and the theme of the book is based on the visit of a european man who searches and visit Akbar’s court ( The Mughal Emperor of India ) and claims that he is a long lost relative of Akbar. His mother is an exiled Indian princess and his father is an Italian, basically from Florence. Hence, the title of the book.
The story is filled with a lot of subplots, adventure, thrill, sex and eroticism and also touches various cultures and dynasties. Mughal cultural and Ottoman empires have surely be felt in the book. It needs a strong grip on some historical facts about Akbar and those times if you want to thoroughly enjoy the book though I lacked there as I never liked history. But, if you look at it as a story, you would surely love reading this book.
Book Source : Random House India
Publisher : Vermillion
Genre : Fiction
ISBN : 978-0099-5325-69