Shame

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Knopf Canada, 1997 - Men - 320 pages
186 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  - 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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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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