by Salman Rushdie (Jonathan Cape) ISBN: 9781910702048
That’s the challenge that Salman Rushdie has created for me with his latest novel in which he picks up the ancient debate between philosophers Al-Gazali and Ibn Rush. He does this in a magical tale in which an epic war of 1001 nights (or two years eight months and 28 nights) is fought between faith and reason. The outcome of this battle is narrated by the inheritors of our human world who live, quite happily, with its consequences.
Reading this review and seeing all the things I didn’t cover, I realise that the only succinct review for this book are the words that best express what I feel it is: A love letter to humanity.