Shame

Shame

A Novel

Book - 2008
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The novel that set the stage for his modern classic, The Satanic Verses , Shame is Salman Rushdie's phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is "not quite Pakistan." In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men--one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure--Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor and humiliation--"shamelessness, shame: the roots of violence." Shame is an astonishing story that grows more timely by the day.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008, c1983.
Edition: 2008 Random House trade pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780812976700
0812976703
Branch Call Number: RUSHDIE
Characteristics: ix, 307 pages : geneological table ; 21 cm.

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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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