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Shalimar The Clown Hardcover – 1 Sep 2005

4.5 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; First Edition edition (1 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224061615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224061612
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.2 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 868,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Rushdie combines the wonder of fairy tale with the grittiness of hard, political realism'. -- The Observer

'Rushdie is back on tip-top form with his inimitable high-octane prose.' -- Tatler Magazine

'Rushdie's greatest novel since 'The Satanic Verses'... There are few writers who can pull off such an act...transparent, extraordinary writing.' -- Los Angeles Times

'Shalimar the Clown finds [Rushdie]...writing at his best.' -- Evening Standard

'Shalimar...dramatises the fusion of personal calamity and - legitimate - political complaint into a volatile, and deadly, mixture of motives.' -- The Independent

'The book is a rare highwire act, a literary thriller.' -- Financial Times Magazine

'This is masterful fiction, to be sure, but, also and especially, all too real.' -- Newsweek International

'a magical-realist masterpiece that equals, and arguably surpasses, the achievements of 'Midnight's Children', 'Shame' and 'The Moor's Last Sigh'.' -- Kirkus

‘Like his best work, it traverses tumultuous passages of national history'. -- Philip Hensher, Telegraph

‘a book about the dark side of storytelling…reminds us that nationhood and identity are not one and the same’. -- David Robinson, The Scotsman

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Rushdie's finest novel for years (2004-11-09)

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