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Shalimar the Clown

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Los Angeles, 1991. Maximilian Ophuls, one of the makers of the modern world, is knifed to death in broad daylight on the doorstep of his illegitimate ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.334
Dennis B

MARVELOUS STORYTELLER

by Dennis B on Apr 25, 2013

This book interweaves the stories of multiple characters around the love/hate story of its 2 main characters. The book begins and ends in California, but the majority of it occurs in India. The time spans pre-WW II until this century and includes time escaping the Nazi menace. Rushdie writes in a ... More

roan

better than the last two efforts

by roan on Aug 24, 2007

This was a good story, particularly the last quarter of the it. Rushdie's prose style is entertaining, though without a good story, it's harder to enjoy. Ground Beneath..and Fury both struck me as really lacking. Rushdie was working outside his normal setting---mostly in western, crossing to eastern ... More

lovemydogs

Worth it.

by lovemydogs on Apr 3, 2007

I am not a tremendous fiction reader, but i got the book for my son for whom it was assigned reading for his first year at Vassar. Before he got to it, I picked it up and was enthralled. It takes a while to get used to Rushdie's time-hopping, but the pay-off is worth it. Again, for me, fiction is only ... More

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