Saturday, October 9, 2010

Oh Yeah, Just What I Always Wanted

It's a sure birthday present fail. An eye-rolling inspiration with perhaps no parallel.

Luka and the Fire of Life: A NovelAwarded, rewarded, praised, mocked, controversial (and despite this evidence presumably bright) author Salman Rushdie has completed Luke and the Fire of Life. His tale of life within video games is, he says, a birthday present for his 13-year-old son, Milan.Feeling on pretty safe ground here, let's just say that one of many things a newly teened male child does not want is a book written for him by his dad....

And, no, having written Haroun and the Sea of Stories for Milan's brother Zafar still does not make this a father's adequate birthday offering to his son.

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