Fury A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Salman Rushdie s great grasp of the human tragicomedy its dimensions its absurdities and horrors has made him one of the most intelligent fiction writers in the English

  • Title: Fury
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • ISBN: 9780679783503
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Salman Rushdie s great grasp of the human tragicomedy its dimensions, its absurdities and horrors has made him one of the most intelligent fiction writers in the English language Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe Fury is a profoundly, ecstatically affirmative work of fiction It reaffirms Rushdie s standing at the very front rank of contA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Salman Rushdie s great grasp of the human tragicomedy its dimensions, its absurdities and horrors has made him one of the most intelligent fiction writers in the English language Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe Fury is a profoundly, ecstatically affirmative work of fiction It reaffirms Rushdie s standing at the very front rank of contemporary literary novelists Balti SunMalik Solanka, historian of ideas and world famous dollmaker, steps out of his life one day, abandons his family in London without a word of explanation, and flees for New York There s a fury within him, and he fears he has become dangerous to those he loves He arrives in New York at a time of unprecedented plenty, in the highest hour of America s wealth and power, seeking to erase himself But fury is all around him An astonishing work of explosive energy, Fury is by turns a pitiless and pitch black comedy, a love story of mesmerizing force, and a disturbing inquiry into the darkest side of human nature Rushdie s ideas about society, about culture, about politics are embedded in his stories and in the interlocking momentum with which he tells them All of Rushdie s synthesizing energy, the way he brings together ancient myth and old story, contemporary incident and archetypal emotion, transfigures reason into a waking dream Los Angeles Times Book Review Well, here it is, then, his first 3 D, full volume American novel, finger snapping, wildly stupefying, often slyly funny, red blooded and red toothed Fury twinkles brightly in tragicomic passages The Miami HeraldCover design Cover illustration

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    1. Λόγω του ότι έχω αυτό το χούι να αγοράζω βιβλία και ως αντικείμενα, ως συλλέκτης, συνήθως την πατάω και απογοητεύομαι.Αυτό το βιβλίο το αγόρασα από ένα thrift shop κυρίως λόγω του ότι ήταν υπογεγραμμένο από τον Σαλμάν Ρούσντι τον ίδιο. Δηλαδή αυτό το βιβλίο το άγγιξε ο ίδιος ο Ρού [...]

    2. I am a nice guy, and not usually overly critical, but here goes.is was shit, I never thought much of Rushdie anyway, and now can say with hand on heart I don't like his writing either, gave up.

    3. القراءة لسلمان رشدي تضعك في إشكالية مستمرة منذ القدم , وهي حدود الإبداع و حرية التعبير , هل أخطاء مبدع (أيًا كان حجمها أو زمنها ) تجبرك على مقاطعة هذا المبدع وأعماله , أم أنك لابد أن تنتصر للحرية حتى مع من تختلف معهم ! أنا قرأت (أطفال منتصف الليل) وكانت أفضل عمل قرأته في 2014 على الإ [...]

    4. My first brush with Salman Rushdie proved to be, frankly, uneventful (perhaps like my experience with Coetzee’s “Disgrace”, sorta). He writes of this “fury, born of long injustice, beside which his own unpredictable temper was a thing of pathetic insignificance, the indulgence, perhaps, of a privileged individual with too much self-interest.” This is what happens when a man accumulates too much wealth having ideas which blow up to become global phenomenons—hopefully not an autobiogra [...]

    5. An irredeemable piece of garbage. Sloppy and uninteresting, filled with trite observations and vapid, transparent characters bumbling around in a lame social satire that amounts to nothing deeper or insightful than whatever you and your friends might say about celebrity culture while watching "Entertainment Tonight". For instance: "Celebrity's are stupid. There are more important things in the world." Hey, you're Salman Rushdie! Even Rushdie's lauded language can't get him out of the stink-pit h [...]

    6. Solenka is a man ill at ease, bitter, full of anger he masters increasingly difficult. What has he done with his life? What is the secret of his fury?I think I had too quickly read the synopsis of this book.Indeed this book annoyed me a lot, I could not read more than 20 pages in a row without sleep and I expected a detective book (yes I actually read the synopsis diagonally! ) So in short, I did not like this book, I did not like the writing style, the extension to phrases that a paragraph tha [...]

    7. Rushdie wants us to see the "fury" inside the main character Solanka, but what we see is basically, a 55-year-old man abandoning his wife and kid without saying a word because 'he was afraid he would hurt them', moving to NYC, having an affair with a quite young and attractive neighbour, and then dumping her as well for an incredibly beautiful (also young) woman.

    8. I’d known before I picked this up that ‘Fury’ was one of his critically most damned works – despite that warning, I gaily went ahead. Because I’m simply in love with the genius of that man. Of the 4 works I’ve read of his, my reactions have ranged from ever-growing adoration (The Moor’s Last Sigh, which I’ve read 9 times in 4 years and will read yet again) to reluctant reading (The Satanic Verses, which has some nuggets of pure brilliance and heady defiance in an otherwise dump o [...]

    9. While reading the first chapters of this book, I felt like highlighting every line. The sentences were so nicely constructed and the turn of phrases made each line delightful. I thought the whole book would be like this, but it wasn't.This is not my first Rushdie and ever since I read "Shalimar the Clown" (my first book by Rushdie) which was amazing, I hoped that I would find at least one of his books as good as this one. So far, I haven't. Not even "Midnight Children" was at the height of my ex [...]

    10. If you are a fan of the band Neutral Milk Hotel and/or Rock Plaza Central, you’re familiar with the way some of the songs descend into a glorious cacophonous mess at the end (similar to The Beatles song “A Day in the Life”). What seems to be a chaotic aural blend of instrumentation somehow works; it’s pleasing to the ear. When I started Salman Rushdie’s Fury, I had the same hope for it, that somehow the jumbled chaos of characters, settings, and events would evolve into a story not sim [...]

    11. Fury? A better title might be Impotence, Poor Decision Making or Whiny Discontent, and the old author has a beautiful women chasing him. Uggggggh. Only a few stylistic twists save this one from one star.

    12. The 3 stars are a very generous assessment of Fury. I was expecting to not like it, as I had read reviews, and Rushdie himself mention it as one of his worst reviewed books. And I didn't. This is continuous word vomit from page 1 to page 272. There are threads of plot amidst all the verbal diarrhea posing as FURY. But, they don't come together, and to be honest, I have no idea what they needed to be there for. Let's see. The main character is a philosopher called Malik Solanka, who doesn't do we [...]

    13. Giving this book three stars is not really fair. It is a very good, but it also could be much better. The problem here is not necessarily what the book does, it conveys itself very well, the problem is that the beginning of the book sets you up for a spectacular and philosophically challenging plot that Rushdie just can't pull off.Sure the outward storyline flows smoothly and unpredicatably, bouncing the reader through neat unexpected events and witty commentary, but for all its quick cadence an [...]

    14. Everything I've heard about this one is terrible. That being said, I got it for $3.95 in first-edition hardback at a Flying J's of all places. I guess those truckers like to get their late Rushdie on while they're gassing up?

    15. I read this a while back, and I did not love it the way I have loved Rushdie's other work. Perhaps it's brilliant, but I just don't get it.First, there was the autobiography of a dirty middle-aged man aspect. It turns out much of the book was semi-factual, and Rushdie really did leave his loyal wife who stuck by him through his exile and hiding for a hot young thing (with a scar on her arm - sheesh, we're pushing "semi-autobiographical" here). Well, good for you, but don't act like you're someho [...]

    16. My first Salman Rushdie book and I loved it. He has become one of my favorite authors. This book is about a cambridge-educated professor who has a messed up childhood and becomes a creator of alternate worlds in his bid to live a better life. His creation becomes wildly popular and lucrative. But in its popularity, he loses control of his creation which combined with his earlier childhood experiences creates a seething fury within him. This latent fury betrays his external successes and echoes t [...]

    17. I dont understand why it has garnered so many negative reviews. Once you plow past the initial few pages of languid storytelling and excessive emphasis on unimportant details, its a truly enthralling read. The narrative vacillates from borderline facetious to a melancholic antipode. Its a given that Rushdie novels are not natural page-turners and require patience and coaxing. But it has paid off for me every single time so far. Even the few instances of irrelevant verbosity is alleviated by the [...]

    18. I think I'd honestly rate different parts of this book differently, if that would make any sense. It takes a while to explain enough to get things going, and wanders off in the weeds toward the end a bit (in my view). There's some good stuff in here, but the book as a whole didn't function as a complete machine for me. There was a lot I liked, but I've liked other things Rushdie has done more.

    19. Glancing at the other reviews here that say this is one of Rushdie's worst books, I seem to be in the minority. I actually liked this, whereas the only other book I've read by Salman Rushdie – Midnight's Children – I pretty much hated. Fury tells the story of Malik Solanka, a successful dollmaker who stepped out on his family one night and left them behind in London as he went to escape his inner demons in New York City. As Rushdie writes:"He had come to America as so many before him to rece [...]

    20. The overwhelming feeling after reading this book is of an immense waste - of the reader's time, of the writer's undoubted talent and of the multitude of pages on which its printed, which could have been put to much better use. Right from the start, it seems like a pointless book. This feeling remains & intensifies throughout the book and at the end, is confirmed beyond doubt.The story is about a man in the grip of fury (the reason for which we aren't given until almost the end, and that reas [...]

    21. This is quite a book. A book of delusions and allusions. It looses its way and gains it and then looses it again. The prose in the earlier parts is angry and suddenly it mellows and mellows and mellows. The novel is like a blistering innings gone vapid by defense, but its not a complete failure but a failure indeed. The brilliance is there somewhere hiding. Maybe the whole damn book is a prelude of something grand, but the grandiose is just a vacant bubble somewhere floating in the cosmos. In my [...]

    22. Salman Rushdie's latest novel is like a mine in which there are a few wonderful gems, but you have to dig through a lot of other stuff to get to them. This is, for example, yet another novel about an alienated middle-aged male intellectual and his sexual obsessions. That's a vein that surely has been played out by now -- wasn't that Philip Roth we met on the way into this mine? Rushdie's 55-year-old protagonist, Malik Solanka, is summering in a funk in New York City. His wife and 3-year-old son [...]

    23. Even though Rushdie is a great writer, his output is inconsistent. Sometimes I will devour his novels and other times he'll bore me. Unfortunately Fury is not one of his better book.The novel deals with puppeteer Malik Solanka, a man who has left London to the US due to the problems occurring in this personal life. He then embarks on a series of affairs and attempts to break into Hollywood. All which increase his fury for modern society, until eventually he realises about love and embracing life [...]

    24. Would Rushdie's pyrotechnic prose ever disappoint? The tale was fantastical as ever but it feels as if the scale of events that usually transpire in a Rushdie novel was turned down a bit. Fury being one of my most favorite emotions, it was amazing to listen to Solenca explode in rage for the most part of the book. Rushdie's views on the American culture were gratifying to read as it aligns oh-so-well with my own opinions.

    25. Wow. And not in a good way. This is the first work by Salman Rushdie I have read and as I made my way through the book I found myself wondering why Rushdie’s writing has been so highly praised. Then I checked myself and tried to make sure that this wasn’t simply a case of me expecting too much. I don’t think it was. My problem was that it seemed as if some of the stories in the book were half finished. It also seemed as if the writer was trying to be clever. At times I found myself struggl [...]

    26. con le Erinni alle calcagnaMalik Solanka è un cinquantenne in crisi, scappa da Londra fino a New York lasciando indietro una moglie allibita e un figlio che lo aspetta tornare da un momento all'altro, inciampa in Neela Mahendra, una donna passionale che finirà per dare la vita per i suoi ideali, e per lei molla anche l'acerba amante che si era intrufolata in casa sua.hè le Furie non si coalizzano e irrompono nella sua vitaritto immediatamente prima dell'undici settembre questo libro racconta [...]

    27. Not his finest. Rushdie's distinctive storytelling voice, which I enjoy so much in novels like SATANIC VERSES and MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN, is eclipsed by a self-conscious anxiety to prove familiarity with American culture. Malik Solanka's, and probably author Rushdie's, view of New York City is limited to the privileged neighborhood he frequents - and the understanding of American culture feels compressed, a digest of America via CNN and the Entertainment Channel. Intellectually, we are being fed fa [...]

    28. This is the latest of a series of Rushdies I've read in the last year and it will probably also be the last. It has all the things that a Rushdies taught me to expect; extremely quirky, almost caricature-like characters, a line of inexplicable and essentially ex nihilo events, and a dollop of odd magical realism. None of it's very interesting, none of it is particularly engaging with his character, and there is a faint and occasionally disturbing whiff of anti-semitism blowing about, to boot, th [...]

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