Shame

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Knopf Canada, 1997 - Men - 320 pages
128 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
Pretty nice ending, I think. - Goodreads
I do adore his writing. - Goodreads
Tremendous writer and observer. - Goodreads
Very stylistic writing though. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ellery - Goodreads

All the characters seem to loiter at the precipice of the event horizon gradually being pulled towards the singularity of fate. It had this really nice sense of cliched destiny and of 'balance' being ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel Cowan - Goodreads

His most accessible novel, such a clear theme, but many permutations of Shame. 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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