Rock Salman

Time Europe Magazine reviews Salman Rushdie’s book of essays, ‘Step Across This Line’: “Even at his worst, Rushdie is engaging: talking music with Bono (who wanted to discuss politics), hanging out with Van Morrison (who disliked his lousy dancing), trying to get his novel Midnight’s Children made for TV (in vain, though a London stage version opens Jan. 18). Or sitting in a heavily guarded New York hotel as poet Allen Ginsberg shows him breathing exercises to relieve fatwa-induced stress.”