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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Review: ShameUser Review - Ellery - Goodreads
All the characters seem to loiter at the precipice of the event horizon gradually being pulled towards the singularity of fate. It had this really nice sense of cliched destiny and of 'balance' being ... Read full review
Review: ShameUser Review - Holly - Goodreads
This book follows several characters and generations whose lives intertwine in mid-twentieth century Pakistan. It took me a while to get into this book; the first couple of chapters were pretty slow ... Read full review