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Shalimar the Clown

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

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    Highly Recommended

    In Shalimar The Clown, Rushdie takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the countries of India, Pakistan, modern-day L.A., wartime France, England and Austria and the emotional countries of love, betrayal, passion, jealousy, revenge and retribution. It is a compelling book that takes over the lives of its readers as they burrow further and further into the tale.

    In the beautiful province of Kashmir, a couple falls in love. Shalimar is the star of the local acrobatic troupe, a clown who can walk the tightrope as if he were walking on air. His young love and then wife, Boonyi, was the most beautiful and talented dancer. Although Shalimar was Muslim and Boonyi Hindu, they fell in love and were protected by the villagers, who refused to let religion separate friendships and love.

    Into this idyllic relationship, as always, trouble arrived. In this case, it happened when Boonyi danced for the American Ambassador, a charming, charismatic man named Max Ophuls. Their subsequent affair laid into place events that would play out over the next decades.

    Salman Rushdie is one of the premier novelists of our time, and I have never been less than mesmerized with any of his books. His characterizations are so detailed that one feels they know every character. Each, no matter how small a part they play in the story, are given intricate backgrounds that explain their motivations. Rushdie's ability to use these characters to explore the age-old themes such as love, jealousy, betrayal, political movements, the movement of nations from one state to another, is unparalleled. This book is recommended for any reader interested in a great read that will keep them enthralled from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2006

    It should have been written twenty years ago.

    The novels timeline would be different but this book should have been written years ago. What has happened in India, Pakistan, Kashmir and the surrounding regions, and is still happening today, is a story that needs to be told.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    Exceptional ! A must-read ! Rushdie's novel is a masterpiece,

    Exceptional ! A must-read !

    Rushdie's novel is a masterpiece, one of the best in my opinion! The man is definitely a genius of literature !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    A masterpiece

    To call this the novel of a year would be the understatement of a decade, and perhaps a century. The charcters are completely flushed out, the multiple narratives flawlessly integrated, and the story of a land mirrored in that of some of its inhabitants.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    MY LIST WHAT WHAAAAT?

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  • Posted November 29, 2010

    A Must Read

    I absolutely loved the characters, plot and settings in this excellent novel. If you are a fan of Rushdie then I highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2007

    Melancholy, sublime, moving and powerful

    In an age where 'fantastic' means little more than competent mediocrity, one struggles to find an adjective that can do justice to the the soul of this remarkable book. Rushdie's masterful descriptions of the characters, their triumphs, their defeats both great and ignominous, their treacheries big and small, their humanity and the thread that links their fates makes this one a compelling read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2006

    Good book ... first time i agree with salman

    I have read two other books by salman rushdie. I love his style of writing and admires his intellegence. But I do not usually agree with his views...the way he potrays muslims, islam and the subcontinent. This is the first time that he has been fair to that part of the world. He has done a really good job of telling the core the problem in a story and has covered it well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    Rushdie.....Going back to his roots

    Salman Rushdie has finally started doing something that he should have started a long time ago i.e. tell the world about the pathetic situation his brethren in Indian Occupied Kashmir are in even if he doesn't share the same ideology that Kashmiri's believe in.....He is still genetically a Kashmiri and has a moral responsibility to help Kashmiri's put an end to their relentless sufferring at the hands of the Indian forces occuppying Kashmir.

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