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In The Moor's Last Sigh Salman Rushdie revisits some of the same ground he covered in his greatest novel, Midnight's Children. This book is narrated by Moraes Zogoiby, aka Moor, who speaks to us from a grave in Spain. Like Moor, Rushdie knows about a life spent in banishment from normal society--Rushdie because of the death sentence that followed The Satanic Verses, Moor because he ages at twice the rate of normal humans. Yet Moor's story of travail is bigger than Rushdie's; it encompasses a grand struggle between good and evil while Moor himself stands as allegory for Rushdie's home country of India. Filled with wordplay and ripe with humor, it is an epic work. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This saga of a family whose history is interwoven with that of modern India, Rushdie's first adult novel in seven years, won England's 1995 Whitbread award.
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I have slowly been working my way through Rushdie novels and the book provided an interesting, though rather strange story. Read morePublished 28 days ago by James C. Casterline
I love Salman. <i> The Moor's Last Sigh </i> is a sweeping, time-tripping postcolonial epic about the dark and twisty history of the da Gama-Zogoiby clan that is Joycean in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christin M. Mulligan
This was a fascinating book. Salman Rushdie is clearly intelligent, knowledgeable and has a deep love and respect for India.Published 15 months ago by Teresa
I am not a great fan of magic realism, so I am probably not the best judge of this book in comparison with, say, The Satanic Verses or Midnight’s Children. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John Duncan
I am not understanding why this tale is depicting the moors as anything but black since they were black and of African decent.Published 18 months ago by Kimberly Hutchins
Read this for a book group, and we had a great discussion about it. Rushdie's characters are amazing and sometimes very funny.Published 19 months ago by qpwalker