Salman's Sea of Stories

Salman Rushdie
An ocean of stories from Salman Rushdie: I'll be talking about stories I’ve read or seen, true stories, tall stories, stories about me, and some I just made up.
Created 26 Jul 2021
  • Passing by the Concert on the Roof
    29 Nov 2021about 22 hours ago • 3 min read • 9 0
    I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few days watching the long (the VERY long, more than seven hours long) documentary The Beatles: Get Back, assembled by Peter Jackson from the immense amount of foo...
  • The Seventh Wave: a sneak peek into this week's installment
    27 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 2
    ..She goes quietly into the other room, the bedroom that looks away from the sea, across the cornfields, past the horse farm, into the heart of the country. She lies in bed and stares at the ceiling f...
  • The Seventh Wave: Episodes 15 and 16
    27 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 0
    Episode 15 In the evening they drink wine on the terrace and look at the stars. “Where are we?” she asks him. “We’re on the moon,” he says. “Is it safe, here on the moon?” “Absolutely safe.” “Good. be...
  • The Seventh Wave: Episode 14: sneak peek!
    21 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    She puts on a beret and a striped matelot shirt and draws a mustache along her upper lip. “So my question is,” she says, “are you Jules or are you Jim?” He pretends to think about it. “If I’m Jim,” he...
  • The Seventh Wave: Episode 14
    21 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 2
    14 Sunday is a good day. They play the matchstick game from Marienbad. Read more
  • Games People Play: Christopher Hitchens
    19 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 17 20
    Christopher Hitchens and I invented the word games below. All additional titles welcomed. I’ll add more if I remember them. (There were more.) The Plays of William Shakespeare re-titled in the manner ...
  • The Seventh Wake, Ep. 13. A sneak peek.
    14 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    A gentleman with a silver-headed cane and a panama hat prods at one of the creatures washed up by the storm. “Needles,” he muses. “Essential for the sea urchin, but maybe not for people with rheumatoi...
  • The Seventh Wave: Episode 13
    14 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 1
    Episode 13 A sketch for “Francis” in the film called Orphan, written by Francis: The storm comes in low and fast from the south and then the sand and sky are both in black-and-white. Francis watches t...
  • Movie Nights #1
    09 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 26 9
    A few thoughts on the movies I’ve seen recently. Happy to hear what you thought below. No Time to Die My first time in an actual cinema in over a year and a half (and I used to be a twice a week guy)....
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