The Moor's Last Sigh
Winner of England's prestigious Whitbread Ward, Rushdie's first novel in seven years is a peppery melange of genres: a deliciously inventive family saga; a subversive alternate history of modern India; a fairy tale as inexhaustibly imagined as any in The Arabian Nights; and a book of ideas on topics from art to ethnicity, from religious fanaticism to the terrifying power of love.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kerns222 - LibraryThing
A shaggy, mothers-in-law tale, a mythic history of the Indian criminal-industrial underbelly, a family saga of East-West, Portuguese-Moorish infiltrations. Silly word games. A complete oeuvre of ... Read full review
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For me, this book is pretty much perfect. A detailed multi-generational family saga, beautifully written, with magical realism, a little humor, and a lot of intelligence. Once I started on it, I ... Read full review