From: Marianne Macdonald ( marianne.macdonald@lineone.net)
Date: 29 Sep 2005

In a review of Salman Rushdie's SHALIMAR THE CLOWN (NYRB October 6th) Pankaj Mishra quotes: "Los Angeles, despite being perennially sunny, is 'all treachery, all deception, a quick-change, quicksand metropolis'" and comments: "--the conventional description of the noir..."

Personally, I find the high contrast an essential part of what we're talking about...whatever we're talking about....


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