08 June 2007

The Moor's Last Sigh

This book was a re-read, so it's not quite the fairest review, but still an amazing book. Five pepperpots out of five for this Rushdie classic. (His best maybe?). Moraes Zogoiby spills his family secrets in fast forward reverse fashion from the Jewish expulsions of Spain and the steamy spicehills of Cochin to the glittering glass of the Bombay highlife.

I've heard through the rumour mill that a film is being made from this book, which has super-high, visually stunning potential. It would be a movie I would love to watch – but it would also be a movie that was about five-hours long. I'm not sure how this could be cut or edited to fit the silver screen, but if they can find a way to make it work, I'd be the first in line to buy my ticket.

3 comments:

tokyo tintin said...

Jase- I haven't had a chance to get to the book store to pick up Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell yet. But I'm on it, don't worry.

jase said...

haha! i was just to about to make a comment and you beat me to the punch...and i'd send you mine but a certain stupid ex-boyf kept it in the divorce proceedings. wanker. i hope his eyes fall out. anyway, i suggest getting a second-hand copy for that 'extra loved' look.

heren chan said...

so books are those word heavy things that posh people read on trams yeah?? Oh my its been so long since i found a good one of those i may have forgotten how to work them. Is it like what happens if you dont look at TMZ for a few weeks and then have to catch up on everything in one sitting? Although would say that although i do love TMLS the Satanic Verses will always have a soft spot in my heart.