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    45 stars Salman Rushdie’s 13th novel The Golden House plays out as a Shakespearean drama re imagined in the eyes of a postmodernist and set in the Obama era of ultra riche Manhattan There how’s that for an elevator pitch This novel is full of nostalgic references ornate erudite descriptions and high brow prose as you w

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    “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down” —Kim Jong Un—Vladimir Putin—Donald Trump—The Big Bad WolfS

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    Searching for the right words to describe this book Rushdie's 13th and my very first foray into his oeuvre the best thing I can come up with is hot mess Overblown bombastic in parts melodramatic most of the way through mind numbingly boring in others pinged with moments of social satire and brillianceI'm such a

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    45 Stars “The Golden House” was my first book from Salman Rushdie his thirteenth novel to date It begins 20 January 2009 with Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States setting

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    Not sure why but I am finished Not entirely unlike trying to maintain with the lights on a pinball machineI’m grumpy when I’m disappointed At one point I stopped to check other reviews Maybe I picked up the wrong book The one that I was looking forward to The one with the rave reviews is waiting for meNope

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    Originally appeared here The world has turned into a cacophony of unrelenting voices where people in high offices as well as pedestrian consorts battle every day to be one up The lines have blurred as issues have bulldozed their way against most conventions right into our living rooms and administrative as well as clandestine powers are cla

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    In Midnight's Children Rushdie diabolizes Indira Gandhi in the form of The Widow one of his most terrifying caricatures ‘green and black the Widow’s hair and clutching hand and children mmff and little balls and one by one and torn in half and little balls go flying green black her hand is green her nails are black as black’ Some years later in The Satanic Verses he tried something similar by turning Britain's Prime Ministe

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    Once upon a time a great man fled from his native country a land embattled by infighting and death and came to a c

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    This is a book of stories and identity; actual created and retold as tales to others It uestions what we think about as truth especially when it comes to ourselves and others; what is said hidden implied or lied about Can

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    This is a masterful literary achievement and a great lens on contemporary American culture from the perspective of an unusual immigrant family The Goldens—an old man named Nero and his three adult sons arrive in Manhattan around 2008 and take up residence in a mansion that shares a common garden park with a small neighborhood of wealthy residents Our narrator who calls himself Rene is an aspiring film maker in his twenties wh

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Ed mind Apu the flamboyant artist sexually and spiritually omnivorous famous on twenty blocks and D at twenty two the baby of the family harboring an explosive secret even from himself There is no mother no wife at least not until Vasilisa a sleek Russian expat snags the septuagenarian Nero becoming the ueen to his king a ueen in want of an heirOur guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor René an ambitious young filmmaker Researching a movie about the Goldens he ingratiates himself into their household Seduced by their mystiue he is inevitably im Originally appeared here The world has turned into a cacophony of unrelenting voices where people in high offices as well as pedestrian consorts battle every day to be one up The lines have blurred as issues have bulldozed their way against most conventions right into our living rooms and administrative as well as clandestine powers are clashing regularly and vehemently across continents over the fatal flames of terrorism corruption religion and human rights Bringing together these critical elements under a sprawling tale of love ambition deception and collapse is what The Golden House is all aboutOn one silent day when Nero Golden the enigmatic octogenarian patriarch of a family of four tip toes into a lavish mansion in downtown Manhattan the neighbours antennae go up without exception Nothing is known about the family its past its roots its business its relations Nero s three sons Petya Apu and D wander under eually mysterious pseudonyms and their c

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The Golden House

On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich The Golden PDFEPUB or Village The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family Along with his improbable name untraceable accent and unmistakable whiff of danger Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons agoraphobic alcoholic Petya a brilliant recluse with a tortur Searching for the right words to describe this book Rushdie s 13th and my very first foray into his oeuvre the best thing I can come up with is hot mess Overblown bombastic in parts melodramatic most of the way through mind numbingly boring in others pinged with moments of social satire and brillianceI m such a rule follower I received the ARC of this book from Netgalley and felt a duty to finish this book and write this review hence I finished this book to its very last page If I were free spirited like many of my brilliant book abandoning life is too short friends I would not have slogged my way through the first THIRD of this book in which nothing actually happens and the very annoying narrator continually alludes to things happening in the future in a very overwrought and unnecessarily mysterious fashionThe story revolves around the Golden family three sons lead by their criminal father who because of his criminal associations leave their country of origin and r

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Plicated in their uarrels their infidelities and indeed their crimes Meanwhile like a bad joke a certain comic book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside downSet against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism loss and reinvention a powerful timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age Once upon a time a great man fled from his native country a land embattled by infighting and death and came to a country filled with dreams of a future of hope and promise Ah yes an apt description of Salman Rushdie and his primary character in The Golden House Nero Golden As I read through this verbose tale of the egotistical Golden I realized that this was in fact a veiled auto biography of Rushdie intended or otherwise most likely not In The Golden House Nero Golden has immigrated to the US under secret circumstances with his adult children all of whom have assumed Roman names Petronius or Petya Lucius Apuleius or Apu and Dionysius or D The family lives in downtown Manhattan in a gated community The story is narrated by Rene a neighbor and aspiring film maker who wants to make documentary about this mysterious family It takes nearly 200 pages for the reader to gather this information Additionally midway through the book the characters become involved in the cont