Book Club Pick

Posted: March 6, 2010 in Book Club

My book club has picked Enchantress Of Florence by Salman Rushdie as this month’s reading selection. This my second time  reading this book but I think this time I will try to read it a little slowly so that I don’t miss out on anything. First time round the book didn’t impress me much but it has happened before that second readings have changed my opinion about certain books. So wishing and hoping.  :)

The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolò Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.

Vivid, gripping, irreverent, bawdy, profoundly moving, and completely absorbing, The Enchantress of Florence is a dazzling book full of wonders by one of the world’s most important living writers.

Have you ever read books which seemed better on second readings ?

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Comments
  1. Divya says:

    happened to me with life of pi. The second time around, I loved it. Have fun reading this one!

  2. Nish says:

    Ooh…I didn’t realize it was your second time around. I hope you don’t mind reading it again with us!

  3. sumanam says:

    Happens with me everytime I read short stories of Tagore…
    You will enjoy it again :)

  4. Violet says:

    I don’t understand his writing. I tried reading Midnights Children once, but couldn’t even read 5 pages.

    I hope you like it the second time around.

  5. priyaiyer says:

    i am yet to buy the book and begin it :( work and life have been really keeping me on my toes :( will get it soon hopefully..

    as for your question, i hated love story on the first read.. the second time around, i fell in love with it.. maybe i was not ready for it the first time..

    hope you like the enchantress of florence the second time around :)

  6. veens says:

    I am sure u won’t like it :)

    I never have the inclination to read something that i couldn’t read the 1st time. You are a marvel :)

  7. Aimee says:

    I seriously need to read me some Rushdie…

    I can’t think of any books I didn’t like first time round that I’ve given second chances to ;)

    x
    Aimee