“A book is a ve…

“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”

— Salman Rushdie

Disturbing and disturbed

A dear friend of mine finishes IN THE SEVENTH DAY in a two-day rush read, re-reads the first chapters, and says to me: “I want to say it’s disturbing.”

“It’s supposed to be.”

She adds, “I’m giving it to two of my friends who read more than I do – ”

“You need to know what they think,” I suggest.

She nods, ever so slightly.