I just so love this quote from the book. I bookmarked it so I can share with you all. And the book? So far, I am in love with it. I love the wonderful setting of Akbar’s Mughal era and Medici-era Florence. Simple magical, and yes, enchanting.
As regards books, however, Akbar had changed the protocol. According to the old ways, any book that reached the imperial presence had to be read by three different commentators and had to be pronounced free of sedition, obscenity and lies. ‘In other words,’ the young king had said on ascending the throne, ‘we are only to read the most boring books ever written. Well, that won’t do at all.’
~The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!