Less befuddling than Midnight’s Children (but only just) and less blasphemous than The Satanic Verses (again, bit of a close call) but every bit as enchanting as either, Salman Rushdie’s newest book tells the story of what happens when the supernatural world suddenly breaks into our sensible, secular, scientifically literate society. Here is a relevant excerpt, with minimal plot spoilers:
Gods running amok aren’t event the main problem, though, seeing as malevolent djinn are also on the loose. What is more, they have taken sides in the ancient philosophical feud between theologian Al-Ghazali and philosopher Ibn Rushd. And only one truly exceptional otherworldly woman can hope to stop them.