Wonderful. Takes you from Kashmir to Los Angeles, from an indian fable to an intriguing resistance story during World War II in France. Terrorism, love, revenge, religion, it's all here. Rushdie is a master storyteller and even though I liked the Satanic Verses (the first thing I read by Rushdie), I think I might like this one better and I sure as hell finished it faster. It's still not a fast read though, but I feel as if everything comes together much more smoothly here. Highly Recommended.