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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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 >

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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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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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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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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 >