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I'll be eagerly looking forward to future books.
The prose did seem a bit `thick' and overly descriptive in parts, and probably could've been shortened, but it wasn't enough to detract from the book as a whole.
"Salt and Saffron" is filled with enough enchanting tales to keep Shaharazad happy, but some of the "real life" story just doesn't ring true.
Very clever and surprisingly insightful look at upper Muslim Indians and Pakistanis and the world of one family.
Very evocative about the Partition
An interesting read with strands that reach from present India/Pakistan/Desi life back to the mughal past. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Nodelman
It is clear why she was in the Orange 21 list after she published this book... before she was 30! Amazing read.Published 21 months ago by Paula Silva Dmaz
Kamilla is a talented novelist, but I did not like this book at all, too much info too many times, and the ending was straight out of a bad indian movie!!!! Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by A Greene
filled with coltish energy and charm. Working against these qualities is the narrator's obsession with the genealogy of her dysfunctional family.Published on April 8, 2007 by another reader
Kamila Shamsie is a superb storyteller and a gifted writer. After reading her novel "Kartography," I wanted to read everything else she had written, and so came upon "Salt and... Read morePublished on January 1, 2005 by Jana L. Perskie
If ever a book existed that made the readers' connect with their innermost and basic desires, then Salt and Saffron is it. Read morePublished on September 3, 2004 by Neha Bawa
I usually read novels about India, India's side of the Partition, etc., so it was really enlightening to read a book taking place in Pakistan. Read morePublished on June 22, 2004
Despite limited knowledge of the Pakistan culture, I found myself completely absorbed with the interesting characters brought to life by Kamila Shamsie. Read morePublished on November 13, 2003