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Knopf Canada, 1997 - Men - 320 pages
179 Reviews
In this brilliant novel, Salman Rushdie masterfully combines history, art, language, politics, and religion. Set in a country "not quite Pakistan," the story centers around the families of two men -- one a celebrated warrior, the other, a debauched playboy engaged in a protracted duel that is played out in the political landscape of their country. Shame is a tour de force and a fitting predecessor to the author's legendary novel, The Satanic Verses.

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He is such an amazing writer. - Goodreads
I find Salman Rushdie very hard to read. - Goodreads
His insights are fantastic. - Goodreads
The writing really buzzes. - Goodreads
Pretty nice ending, I think. - Goodreads
Either way, it was a nice introduction. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

Flashback 20 years - I would wait with baited breath for each Salman Rushdie book to publish. I'd have a hold at the library long before the book would arrive. I would crack open the newly minted book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

The third book by Salman Rushdie I have read after Midnight's Children and The Moor's Last Sigh and the third absolute stunner. The book is a paper thin satire on the post-independence history of ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Salman Rushdie is the author of seven novels, including The Satanic Verses, The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Midnight’s Children for which he won the Booker Prize and the “Booker of Bookers.”

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