I have to admit, I am really quite excited for the September release of Salman Rushdie’s new book, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights – which, if you add it all up, equals 1001 nights. I suppose now would be a good time to admit that I have a weakness for anything involving myth, legends, folklore and fairytales, so it’s probably no surprise that the title of this book caught my eye.
Using two millennia of storytelling as his guide, he sets his novel 1000 years in the future where people are looking back over the centuries at what caused so many strange things to happen, and are trying to save their world. With stories of floating babies, a child who detects evil in people, and a princess djinn who loves the human race, I can’t see how this book could be anything else but enjoyable.
Salmon Rushdie has written 11 books, and has won numerous awards, including the Booker Prize for Midnight Children.