'The Ground Beneath Her Feet' by Salman Rushdie
"Salman Rushdie's The Ground Beneath Her Feet is a great (but not easy) read. The book tells the story of three young people from India who ride the wave of the rock 'n' roll industry in the 20th century. A life-long love triangle between the three depicts what some have called a re-telling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
"This germ of the story doesn't begin to describe the journey you'll take as a reader. Rushdie's massive vocabulary, cultural references, and odd blend of realism and fantasy will expand your mind and entertain at the same time. If you want a book that causes you to think, analyze and keep a dictionary handy, this is a good one."
-- From David, who listens to WBOI in northeastern Indiana
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