A Good Man? A Bad Man?
In the Golden House, Rushdie creates an alternate universe out of a tiny West Village patch of a park. It's where the Golden family lived, loved, hated, and hid. Fleeing their past sins, they arrive to New York, newly baptized with ancient Roman names that are not powerful enough to hide these transgressions nor divert them from them from a second destruction. Rushdie explores how power is exerted in a game with too many players to outsmart. "Everything is a strategy. The wisdom of the spider. Everything is food. The wisdom of the shark.”
There was a bit too much political commentary for my liking, and Rushdie’s writing is not for everyone, but the story held me with its wit, imagination, and horror. This book asks us over and over again, "Is it possible for a man to be a good man when he is also a bad man? Is it possible for evil to coexist with goodness …” I certainly didn’t think so after reading this book. I doubt you will too. #ReadThisBook #NotForEveryone #BooksAndBooks #OneNightstand