Posts tagged with ‘Salman Rushdie’

London Film Festival 2012, personal roundup

I do enjoy the LFF: interesting films, cinemas full of largely well-behaved audiences, and no ads or trailers. I went to five films this year, this is what I thought of them. Obviously. Reality An Italian film about a Naples fishmonger and petty criminal who becomes dangerously obsessed with appearing on the reality show Big […]

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

I bought The Satanic Verses in irritation at all the fuckwits who were complaining about Rushdie getting a knighthood. Not surprisingly perhaps, having bought it as a gesture rather than because of an urgent desire to read it, it ended up at the bottom of my to-read pile. It didn’t help that it has a […]

Yay for Salman

Some of the response to Rushdie’s knighthood has startled me. Take, for example, this letter to the Times: Sir, Did the genius who recommended Salman Rushdie for a knighthood not realise the offence that it would cause to the Muslim world after The Satanic Verses debacle or was this calculated? And exactly why did he […]