Knopf Canada, 1997 - 320 pages
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.
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Review: ShameUser Review - Jordon - Goodreads
Rushdie has a very unique style to his storytelling; he narrates as a character outside of his tale, yet is wholly invested in it. His tone is casual, imitating the convolutions of an orally told ... Read full review
Review: ShameUser Review - Snehil Dua - Goodreads
Clever book. The story is a fictionalized version of Pakistan. The author clearly states that he is not writing about Pakistan because he doesn't want to get into any trouble for doing so. So he ... Read full review