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SHAME: A Novel

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

After Midnight's Children's helium giddiness of historical sweep and winning eccentricity, it isn't surprising to find Rushdie giving it another go in this fantasia manner; but now, through force of repetition, the result is far less buoyant. Instead of India, this new novel considers Pakistan—even if Rushdie plays peekaboo as to whether it is or isn't. (Likewise, to rather tiresome effect, he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

There is a lot going on in Shame. As with many of Rushdie's novels, the complexity of the plot is padded with thought-provoking themes. The note underwriting this piece is the question of whether both ... Read full review

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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  - Percy Wadiwala - Goodreads

Full review at: http://percytheslacker.blogspot.in/20... When a writer of Mr. Rushdie's calibre takes on the task of chronicling the momentous events and lives of the people involved in, the drama ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aysenur - Goodreads

If you live in a conservative society this book cab make your emotions rise and fall alot , because gender discrimination in the society, patriarchial society's problems and how feeling of 'shame' shape people's life , narrated in the book artfully . Read full review

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User Review  - Juwi - Goodreads

2.5 because it is not a terrible book but it's not that great either. urgh this book is so...boring at times, especially the political side like i couldn't care less tbh about Raza and Iskander and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

I feel like I've lived a thousand lifetimes reading this novel. Sufiya Zinobia is one of the most terrifying characters I have ever read. Strange and surreal and self-conscious, this was an incredible novel. Read full review

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User Review  - Hock Tjoa - Goodreads

Shame declares itself to be about a country like Pakistan, but not quite Pakistan. But it is indubitably Pakistan, from Peccavistan to the country that was born of not one, but two, partitions. The ... 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

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User Review  - Tushaar Kataria - Goodreads

great book .. Salman Rushdie at his best .. Read full review

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