Sonntag, Februar 25, 2018

Das goldene Haus

Schon am Freitag Abend habe ich das Bauchtanz-Buch ausgelesen, es war sehr informativ, die Autorin konnte ihre Erfahrungen gut weitergeben. Auch wenn ich wohl keine Profi-Tänzerin werde, war das Buch sehr interessant, eben auch die Einblicke ins Profi-Tanzleben, in Lehren und auf Reisen. Es soll von Princess Farhana (Pleasant Gehman im richtigen Leben) auch noch andere Bücher geben, da lege ich mir vielleicht noch eines zu.
Gestern in der U-Bahn habe ich dann mit dem neuesten Buch von Salman Rushdie begonnen, die ersten 20 Seiten haben mir schon gefallen.
Meine derzeitige Lektüre:

The Golden House

Description:When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society.
The story of the Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful woman, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work.
Invoking literature, pop culture, and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, Gamergate and identity politics; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendency of the superhero movie, and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain wearing make-up and with coloured hair.
In a new world order of alternative truths, Salman Rushdie has written the ultimate novel about identity, truth, terror and lies. A brilliant, heartbreaking realist novel that is not only uncannily prescient but shows one of the world’s greatest storytellers working at the height of his powers. 

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