The Moor's Last Sigh
Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year
Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Moraes "Moor" Zogoiby, the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinese spice merchants and crime lords, is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As he travels a route that takes him from India to Spain, he leaves behind a tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerized offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mbmackay - LibraryThing
My first Rushdie - and what a book! The man gushes creativity! The first half of the book is just about flawless - a wonderful family history of the most vivid characters - not all good or all bad ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
A pretty entertaining story -- some truly unlikable characters, but that was part of the point. Many of the books I read shortly after 9/11 had things that reminded me of that day. This one had ... Read full review
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