Search Results: "Salman Rushdie"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOOR'S LAST SIGH by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 1996

"It's Nobel Prize time."
This amazingly inventive fiction is—as all the world knows—its Indian-born author's first adult novel since Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini put a price on Rushdie's head in 1990 for the "offense" against Islam perceived in The Satanic Verses (1989). Read full book review >

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TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Beguiling and astonishing, wonderful and wondrous. Rushdie at his best."
"It's a terrible thing when one speaks metaphorically and the metaphor turns into a literal truth." So writes Rushdie (Joseph Anton: A Memoir, 2012, etc.) in one of his very best books, one whose governing metaphor can be about many terrible truths indeed.Read full book review >

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EAST, WEST by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A product of both worlds, Rushdie builds a safe passage over the seemingly unbridgeable with generous insight and wry humor in this distinguished collection."
Nine stories, six of which have been previously published, that successfully explore the tensions and confusions that so often muddle relations between East and West. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 1991

"You can't ask for more than that in an essay."
Lively, wide-ranging collection of 75 pieces written over the past ten years by the author of The Satanic Verses. Read full book review >

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THE JAGUAR SMILE by Salman Rushdie
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1987

"But ultimately the unanswered anti-American bias here will gall."
The noted British novelist (Shame, Midnight's Children) reports on a recent visit to Nicaragua. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1981

"A big striped balloon of a book, often dizzying with talent."
When Indian novelist Rushdie arrived with Grimus in 1979 we called him "an imagination to watch." Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN HOUSE by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A sort of Great Gatsby for our time: everyone is implicated, no one is innocent, and no one comes out unscathed, no matter how well padded with cash."
Rushdie (Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, 2015, etc.) returns with a topical, razor-sharp portrait of life among the very rich, who are, of course, very different from the rest of us. 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 >

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HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES by Salman Rushdie
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1990

"A strong winner, though the storyline fades in and out of the prose—a fault that may pass unnoticed if the book's not read in one sitting."
Memorable bedtime story targeted for an audience as large as a bull's-eye on the side of a barn. Read full book review >

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THE SATANIC VERSES by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 1988

"Whether it all finally holds together or not is almost beside the point: this is an entertainment in the highest sense of that much-exploited word."
This controversial novel, banned in India for its alleged blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed, is a surreal hallucinatory feast. Read full book review >

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SHAME by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1983

"A hectic disappointment overall, though of obvious special interest to literarily inclined Pakistan-watchers."
After Midnight's Children's helium giddiness of historical sweep and winning eccentricity, it isn't surprising to find Rushdie giving it another go in this fantasia manner; but now, through force of repetition, the result is far less buoyant. Read full book review >