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The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
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Sep 11, 07

bookshelves: post-colonial, magic-realism

This novel's brilliant mishmash of ancient mythology and pop culture, Eastern philosophy and Western rationalism, fantasy, history, and introspection (tired yet?) makes it Salman Rusdhie's best work. Loosely based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, the story follows the prophetic Ormus Cama as he rises through the ranks of the music world to become an American pop icon. He relies on the help of his deceased twin/muse , who leaks the works of great musicians to him before they have been recorded. Read this one before the Satanic Verses.
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