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 - Marc - Goodreads
Always funny, at times gripping, at times sad, this is a great book. The story spans over sixty-five years, but Rushdie never loses focus. The prose is playful and elegant, and the imagined world ... Read full review
Review: ShameUser Review - Peder - Goodreads
Very imaginative narrative loosely related to the formative years of Pakistan. Great use of interpretive metaphors to explain and sometimes show a disappointment (in a compassionate fashion, if that ... Read full review