Saturday 13 August 2022


Do read The Satanic Verses. It is a well above average novel. But Salman Rushdie ought to be famous for Midnight's Children or The Moor's Last Sigh instead.

The man who had already won the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children did not need to call Mrs Thatcher "Mrs Torture" in order to make his very good point, while giving the names of Muhammad's wives to prostitutes was just bad taste.