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on July 20, 2001
I enjoyed the first couple of chapters of this book immensely but got lost at the end. It flows brilliantly in some parts, and is completely confusing in others. Honestly I did not know what to make of the book.
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on August 5, 1998
The book is a allegorical polemic, done in great style. It has flashes of brilliance and very clever passages. But ultimately, it fails to transcend the contortions of its plot to great, universal literature.
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on July 29, 1999
There is little else to say. Rushdie provides a mystical portrait of independence. Make sure to read a book covering the history of India to gain a deeper understanding of this ever evolving land.
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on July 13, 2001
Amazing book. I would recommend it to anyone travelling to India or visiting it. It provides a rich literary experience and adds a touch of "masala" to an ingenious and rare story.
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on January 9, 2002
I could go on for a long time about this book. I have read a lot of books but this one is probaly the best post war book, and for sure on of the best books ever written.
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on August 31, 1999
This incredible book was certainly one of the best books I have ever read. It was my first book by Rushdie. I definitly plan on reading all of his other books!
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on January 4, 2013
I read this over an extended period of time and enjoyed every word and tale written. Rushdie's descriptions are brilliant and his stories are very funny.
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on September 4, 2014
This was a very stimulating read. I found myself very energized while reading it , and thoroughly enjoyed reading my first Salman Rushie novel!
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on August 15, 1999
Brims with invention on every page. Recommended to anyone interested in fiction. Buy it in hardcover it is a novel you will want to re-read.
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on June 25, 2015
This book was a gift and he cannot take his eyes off of it, it came in perfect shape and it's a great book ! Worth the purchase !
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