Salman Rushdie serves up such a pile of worn phrases in The Golden House it’s hard to know whether he’s being clever or lazy. Photo: AFP

Trump gets the Salman Rushdie treatment, but it’s hard to tell who the joke is on in ponderous, airless novel

There’s no doubt about the real identity of the ‘giant victorious green-haired cartoon king’ in British Indian writer’s book The Golden House, but its plot devices fall flat and its story is too slow

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Salman Rushdie serves up such a pile of worn phrases in The Golden House it’s hard to know whether he’s being clever or lazy. Photo: AFP
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