Brenden Rhead is a Utah native who has spent a total of 15 months studying and working in Florence. He is currently a senior at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He has recently concluded, however, that Florence is better.
Salman Rushdie's The Enchantress of Florence inspires a fury of
various and contradictory adjectives while simultaneously defying
description-the true mark of a great work of literature.
Make no mistake, the controversial author's latest work has lofty
literary ambitions; the prose is gorgeous and flowery and fantastical,