Man Trolls Author Salman Rushdie's Book, His Witty Response Is Everything
Man Trolls Author Salman Rushdie's Book, His Witty Response Is Everything

Man Trolls Author Salman Rushdie's Book, His Witty Response Is Everything

Salman Rushdie, the Booker Prize winner author became a victim to knife attack in August last year leaving him blind in one eye and with badly injured left hand, but it clearly hasn’t shaken his spirit. In a recent episode, the author hit back at a troll on Twitter with a witty reply.


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Author’s witty reply

“Your books are sh*t,” he wrote on the microblogging site. This caught the attention of the British author and he gave a befitting reply. “Shut? Shot? I don’t understand,” Rushdie stated.

It is believed that the user commented regarding his new book “Victory City”, which is based on a 14th-century woman who defies patriarchal world to rule a city.

The novel is translated from a historical epic that was originally written in Sanskrit. Rushdie posted about the release of his book on Twitter on February 9.

The book was written before the US knife attack in August last year that almost killed the author, who was born in India.

Twitter reacts

His reply to the troll, however, has the internet praising him for his valour. Since being shared, it has amassed over eight lah views and over nine thousand likes.

“I’m sure it’s autocorrect and he meant to type excellent x” added a user.

“Shat. His car broke down on a desert road, and your books were all he’s had to eat to keep him alive. You saved his life!” remarked one user.

A third person commented, “That must be bot-speak for “vital works of contemporary literature.”

“I think this dude was looking in a mirror when tweeting this !” remarked a fourth user.

“He meant, s(mas)h (hi)t,” said another person.

His recent interview 

During a recent interview, Salman Rushdie said that he he finds it “very difficult” to write after being stabbed last year.


“There is such a thing as PTSD, you know. I’ve found it very, very difficult to write. I sit down to write, and nothing happens. I write, but it’s a combination of blankness and junk, stuff that I write and that I delete the next day. I’m not out of that forest yet, really,” he said.

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