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The Moor's Last Sigh - Salman Rushdie
The Moor's Last Sigh
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In his first novel since The Satanic Verses, Rushdie gives readers a masterpiece of controlled storytelling, informed by astonishing scope and ambition, by turns compassionate, wicked, poignant, and funny. From the paradise of Aurora's legendary salon to his omnipotent father's sky-garden atop a... show more
In his first novel since The Satanic Verses, Rushdie gives readers a masterpiece of controlled storytelling, informed by astonishing scope and ambition, by turns compassionate, wicked, poignant, and funny. From the paradise of Aurora's legendary salon to his omnipotent father's sky-garden atop a towering glass high-rise, the Moor's story evokes his family's often grotesque but compulsively moving fortunes in a world of possibilities embodied by India in this century.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679420491 (0679420495)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 435
Edition language: English
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4.0 Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh
Somehow, sometime, I became allergic to the term "family saga" and avoided books labeled as such. I don't know why. The term brings to mind farmhouses and domesticity, kids and family secrets, struggles that are often first world problems I couldn't care less about. But, like stories about Manhattan...
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0.0 The Moor's Last Sigh
Utterly, eye-crossingly, boring. I got 100 pages in, and still all we've done is talked about the boring lives of his privileged mother, grand-parents and great-grand-parents.
Kalliope Muse speaks to me
Kalliope Muse speaks to me rated it
3.0 The Moor's Last Sigh: A novel
This is another hard book to rate and review. Rushdie is a smart, ingenious and purposeful writer. Everything is cleverly thought out and his use of language is magical. He bends the words with ease and brings out richer meanings. The plot is an original story that unfolds as a series of riddles...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
There is something about the way Rushdie tells story that just captures me. His diction, wordplay, the whole feeling of exuberance and playfulness. A written Bollywood. Something I feel now is lacking in his newer books.
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