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Quichotte (2019)

por Salman Rushdie

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4872737,915 (4.11)35
"Quichotte, an aging traveling salesman obsessed with the "unreal real" of TV, falls in impossible love with a queen of the screen; while obsessively writing her love letters, he wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence. Together they set off across America in Quichotte's trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love. Meanwhile, Quichotte's tragicomic story is being told by the author who created him: Brother, a mediocre spy novelist in the midst of a midlife crisis. As their stories intertwine, we are taken on a wild, picaresque journey through a country on the edge of moral and spiritual collapse. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie brings us a new twist on a classic. Quichotte is a profoundly human love story and a wickedly entertaining satire of a corrupt age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. With unforgettable characters and riveting suspense, this dazzling novel showcases an essential storyteller at his brilliant best"--… (mais)
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A story within a story. A road trip. A homage to Cervantes. A contender for the Booker Prize. This book is all these things and more. A crazy ride, but written so assuredly that despite all the insanity it's believable (well almost). ( )
  CharlotteBurt | Feb 1, 2021 |
Sometimes I wish it was easier to read books without knowing who the authors are. If I had read this one without knowing Rushdie had written it, I think I would have figured it was sort of amateurish -- a neat idea with some fun enough writing, but on the whole not a particularly accomplished work. Great authors write duds, but the thing about it is that I lack the confidence in my own smarts to know whether the book is sort of so-so or whether maybe I'm just too dumb to appreciate it. If I didn't know it was written by someone who I know is well respected, maybe I'd approach it more confidently. Much of the book felt to me like sort of a minimalist version of what Barth and Pynchon and heck, probably even Cervantes, often take to (sometimes annoying) extremes. Maybe it's just Rushdie's shtick (I've read only one or maybe two others of his), or maybe he's doing some sort of takedown of that style. To me it felt a little phoned-in, the gags not really earned by the work they appear in. I liked it ok, but it wasn't a real winner to me. ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
Name: Quichotte
Author: Salman Rushdie
Genre: Contemporary, Magical Realism, Surrealism, Fiction, Satirical
Rating: 4.7/5
Review:
Inspired by Don Quixote by Cervantes.
"Everybody seems to know what normal is and at the same time nobody agrees."
An Indian American writer known by the name of Sam Duchamp creates fictional character of Ismail Smile, an aging man obsessed with a young female celebrity, Salma R.
After leaving his job from a pharma company with dark history, he starts his journey to his beloved with his imaginary son, Sancho. A modern knight on a journey to his grail. As the story flows, the line between reality and fiction becomes blurred and Sam Duchamp find himself retrospective of his own life.

"Human life is mostly unhappiness. The only antidote to human misery is love and it is to love we must rededicate ourselves."

The book is written from the perspective of various characters, each character is very well developed. This book has alot of concious thinking. Salman Rushdie has done an amazing work in creating each character and writing their perspectives. The writing style, vocabulary and thinking pattern changes with each character, giving each of them, a unique and different personality and identity.
Salman Rushdie coveys many topics through the journey of Quichotte across the country, rediscovering his roots, origin and language.
Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, giving a satirical commentary on life during that time, Salman Rushdie delivers a socio-political commentary on the modern world where "everything can happen is the new normal". ( )
  Fatima_Anwar | Nov 30, 2020 |
Rushdie doesn't disappoint. ( )
  ejakub | Oct 19, 2020 |
Masterful. The ending was superb and the journey was rich with some laugh out loud moments. ( )
  shaundeane | Sep 13, 2020 |
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No, it’s not a type of canape. It’s Quichotte as in Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes’s 17th-century proto-novel, here reimagined by Salman Rushdie as a 21st-century post-novel. Realism, apparently, is no longer up to the job of describing our nutzoid world. As one character suggests, “the surreal, or even the absurd, now offer the most accurate descriptors of real life”
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"Quichotte, an aging traveling salesman obsessed with the "unreal real" of TV, falls in impossible love with a queen of the screen; while obsessively writing her love letters, he wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence. Together they set off across America in Quichotte's trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love. Meanwhile, Quichotte's tragicomic story is being told by the author who created him: Brother, a mediocre spy novelist in the midst of a midlife crisis. As their stories intertwine, we are taken on a wild, picaresque journey through a country on the edge of moral and spiritual collapse. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie brings us a new twist on a classic. Quichotte is a profoundly human love story and a wickedly entertaining satire of a corrupt age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. With unforgettable characters and riveting suspense, this dazzling novel showcases an essential storyteller at his brilliant best"--

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