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The Moor's last sigh
The Moor's last sigh
Author: Salman Rushdie
In his first novel since The Satanic Verses, Rushdie gives readers a masterpiece of controlled storytelling, informed by astonishing scope and ambition, by turns compassionate, wicked, poignant, and funny. From the paradise of Aurora's legendary salon to his omnipotent father's sky-garden atop a towering glass high-rise, the Moor's story evokes ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780224038140
ISBN-10: 0224038141
Publication Date: 9/7/1995
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Publisher: J. Cape
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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ISBN # 0679420495 is actually an oversized large softcover, not hardcover.

Very imaginative, as one would expect from Rushdie. I enjoyed the wit in the storytelling.
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The stunning quality of the writing in this book actually improves as the story progresses. Narrated by Moraes "Moor" Zogoiby, he recounts the long, sordid, corrupt, and fascinating history of his familial dynasty of spice merchants turned crime lords. Like "The Cairo Trilogy" by Naguib Mafouz and "100 Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, you get to marinate in a rich culture and soak up some history. The actual story of the family features what is so addictive about soap operas: characters that are too interestingly flawed and fabulous you can't help but be curious about what will happen next, wacky-to-outrageous occurrences, and Rushdie's impeccable ear for dialogue (you best "buttofy" out of someone's business or, if you're really cheeky, worry about how to "stoppo my husband from breakofying your neck".)
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