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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Review: ShameUser 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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His most accessible novel, such a clear theme, but many permutations of Shame. Read full review