Search Results: "Salman Akhtar"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"A large premise yields slight results."
Seeking to illuminate the emotional relationship between people and things, a psychiatrist examines objects from Beanie Babies to a "Roboslapper" through the lens of literature, academic sources and his personal observations. Read full book review >

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THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE by Salman Khan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A fresh, welcome approach to education."
An exciting concept for reforming education. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2008 by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2008

"A bleak but brilliant collection."
Salman Rushdie selects the best 20 stories of the year. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Rapturously poetic in places, very funny in others, yet the novel ultimately challenges both patience and comprehension."
Readers who succumb to the spell of Rushdie's convoluted, cross-continental fable may find it enchanting; those with less patience could consider it interminable. Read full book review >

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FURY by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Malik is a very fully realized character, and Fury positively vibrates with intellectual energy (it's also frequently quite funny). But it's still more tirade than novel: Rushdie's weakest book since his (justly) forgotten first novel (Grimus, 1976)."
Rushdie's eighth novel, which was commissioned for a recent literary festival held in The Netherlands, is an intensely personal and surpassingly odd performance that bears only incidental resemblance to his recent successes (The Ground Beneath Her Feet, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Aspects of a spy novel, a writer's autobiography and a victim's affidavit pulsing with resentment and fear combine to reveal a man's dawning awareness of the primacy of freedom."
The frightening, illuminating and disturbing memoir by the author of The Satanic Verses, the book that provoked a death sentence from the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Read full book review >

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STEP ACROSS THIS LINE by Salman Rushdie
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"Strongly recommended for fans of good advocacy journalism as well as longtime admirers of Rushdie."
Sometimes pensive, sometimes marvelously funny, always lucid essays, reviews, and occasional pieces by the renowned Anglo-Indian novelist (Fury, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: July 12, 2013

"A smart, challenging discourse that succeeds despite an annoyingly unapologetic fondness for dry, academic wordplay."
A Jungian psychoanalyst explores the deep human need for concepts of wholeness and completeness and finds that need is the source of many problems. Read full book review >

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THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1999

"An unparalleled demonstration of a great writer at the peak of his powers."
The blessings and curses of fame, the seismic character of sociopolitical change, and the dream of transcending our earthbound natures are the commanding—though scarcely only—themes of this brilliant epic reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, by the internationally acclaimed and reviled author of The Satanic Verses. Read full book review >

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GRIMUS by Salman Rushdie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1979

"An imagination to watch."
The hero of this intricately plotted first novel is Flapping Eagle, an outcast Indian weary of the immortality conferred on him some 700 years ago by a mysterious elixir. Read full book review >

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LUKA AND THE FIRE OF LIFE by Salman Rushdie
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"A celebration of storytelling, a possible prequel to the book Rushdie is said to be writing about his own enforced 'slumber,' and a colorful, kick-up-your-heels delight."
Rushdie's 11th novel is a sequel to his charming 1990 fable Haroun and the Sea of Stories, written—as was its predecessor—for one of its author's two sons. Read full book review >

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SHALIMAR THE CLOWN by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"The Swedes won't dare to offend Islam by giving Rushdie the Nobel Prize he deserves more than any other living writer. Injustice rules."
Vintage Rushdie, in a sprawling story ripped from today's—and, undoubtedly, tomorrow's—headlines. Read full book review >