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Shalimar the Clown
Shalimar the Clown
Author: Salman Rushdie
Shalimar the Clown is a masterpiece from one of our greatest writers, a dazzling novel that brings together the fiercest passions of the heart and the gravest conflicts of our time into an astonishingly powerful, all-encompassing story. — Max Ophuls? memorable life ends violently in Los Angeles in 1993 when he is murdered by his Muslim driver Nom...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679463351
ISBN-10: 0679463356
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
If this book had been better edited, I would've liked it better. It's long and wordy and convoluted and all that gets annoying.
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Helpful Score: 1
Although the story is fascinating in itself, I found the most interesting thing about the book was the writing itself. I loved the way Rushdie slides into satire now and then and in general is just a fantastic writer.

This one I have to read again. This time instead of ripping through it in search of the story, I want to take the time to savor the writing.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the most engrossing novels I have ever read. The pathos and tragedy of the history setting seems to drive the "innocent" people to even more pathetic actions. More approachable by far than Satanic Verse, and more powerful because the characters are so real.
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