Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Shalimar the Clown

I have just finished reading Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie . Full marks to Salman Rushdie for this, his latest novel, which was published in 2005. I throughly enjoyed reading this book which went very deep and showed very clearly the quality of Salman's writing. He is an excellent author and this multicultural story is a lovely adventure for the reader to enjoy. When you go away on holiday you hope for a memorable experience and a taste of something new. With this book it is like you went away on holiday with a good friend and guide to Kashmir in India. As the story develops your mind also visits London, France and America. You develop a sympathy for all the characters as they go about their lives making many mistakes along the way. At the end of the book you feel like a wise old man who has a wealth of experience and knowledge.

This novel was an excellent read and on the strength of this book I will have no hesitation in buying his next novel which is called The Enchantress of Florence and will be published in paperback on 4th April 2008.
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