Shame

Shame

Book - 1983
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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.Shameis a tour de force and a fitting predecessor to the author's legendary novel,The Satanic Verses. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, c1983
ISBN: 9780224029520
0224029525
9780330282840
0330282840
Characteristics: 287 p

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lukasevansherman
Dec 15, 2015

Salman Rushdie's third novel is a transition between his most famous ("Midnight's Children") and his most infamous ("The Satanic Verses"). I like Rushdie, but once you're read the towering "Midnight's Children," you may find yourself fruitlessly looking for another novel as good. This offers up the familiar curry of politics, religion, family drama, storytelling, meta-narrative, comedy and culture clashes. -

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lukasevansherman
Nov 22, 2013

Salman Rushdie's third novel is a transition between his most famous ("Midnight's Children") and his most infamous ("The Satanic Verses"). I like Rushdie, but once you're read the towering "Midnight's Children," you may find yourself fruitlessly looking for another novel as good. This offers up the familiar curry of politics, religion, family drama, storytelling, meta-narrative, comedy and culture clashes. With respect to the other commentator, I don't think he knocks out Marquez or murders Dostoyevsky.

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lordfeline
Mar 10, 2011

no one has ever described the vissicitudes of dysfunctional family life like Salman Rushdie has in Shame. Beautiful, haunting , unforgettably cruel to its characters, a beast without sense of limitations set out by literary preconceptions. Prose and poetry entwine like the perfect garment to clothe an already formidable form of grace soked art. Rushdie is nothing less than pure genius. His brand of genius rivalling the greats of literature and poetry.Iwould dare to argue his skill exceeds that of Turgenev, nearly matches that of Kafka, knocks Marquez out completly, murders Dostoyevsky in his neurotic hole.

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