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ISBN13: 9780679783503
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“Salman Rushdies great grasp of the human tragicomedy-its dimensions, its absurdities and horrors-has made him one of the most intelligent fiction writers in the English language.”

-Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe

“Fury is a profoundly, ecstatically affirmative work of fiction. It reaffirms Rushdies standing . . . at the very front rank of contemporary literary novelists.”

-Baltimore Sun

Malik Solanka, historian of ideas and world-famous dollmaker, steps out of his life one day, abandons his family in London without a word of explanation, and flees for New York. Theres a fury within him, and he fears he has become dangerous to those he loves. He arrives in New York at a time of unprecedented plenty, in the highest hour of Americas wealth and power, seeking to “erase” himself. But fury is all around him. An astonishing work of explosive energy, Fury is by turns a pitiless and pitch-black comedy, a love story of mesmerizing force, and a disturbing inquiry into the darkest side of human nature.

“Rushdies ideas-about society, about culture, about politics-are embedded in his stories and in the interlocking momentum with which he tells them. . . . All of Rushdies synthesizing energy, the way he brings together ancient myth and old story, contemporary incident and archetypal emotion, transfigures reason into a waking dream.”

-Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Well, here it is, then, his first 3-D, full-volume American novel, finger-snapping, wildly stupefying, often slyly funny, red-blooded and red-toothed. [Fury] twinkles brightly in tragicomic passages.”

-The Miami Herald

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Salman Rushdie is the author of seven novels--Grimus, Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the "Booker of Bookers"), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet--and one work of short stories, East, West. He has also published four works of non-fiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and Mirrorwork.

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lukas, October 9, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
"Life is fury, he'd thought. Fury-sexual, Oedipal, political, magical, brutal-drives us to our finest heights and coarsest depths."
Salman Rushdie enjoys the rare status of being a celebrity author who is acclaimed, feted, and known even by those who don't read. "Midnight's Children," still his best book by a Bombay mile, is ranked as one of the greatest, most influential novels of the past three decades. He was also married to a beautiful model/TV host (there's a 10/90 %) to whom this book is dedicated. Yet, in this novel from 2001, none of that seems enough. It is Rushdie's America novel and, while I'm no knee-jerk patriot, there is something irritating about an author moving to a country that has embraced him and proceeding to tell us everything that's wrong with American culture. He does so in the most crude and obvious way, comparing America to Imperial Rome and castigating our noise, shallowness, pop culture, and celebrities, whose names he has no problem dropping in such a way that would make Brent Easton Ellis blush. Remember, this an author who hangs out with Bono. It's a singularly acrid and unpleasant book that takes the worst aspects of Bellow and Roth and magnifies them into something that is caricature without humor and satire without insight. A shameful performance from a once great writer.
"It is one thing to write an allegory or an apologia about how America has compromised one's soul, but it is quite another to publish a novel that so emphatically re-enacts that compromise."-James Wood, The New Yorker
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Amanda Schaefer, November 29, 2008 (view all comments by Amanda Schaefer)
I wish this book was longer just so I could keep reading it. The entire book made so much sense, even the parts that weren't real.
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daisy_simona, October 31, 2006 (view all comments by daisy_simona)
It reflected the way i was feeling when I read the book! It was not the same kind of fury, but it still was fury! and the title made me curious about the content and the content made me curious about the end! It is a simple yet interesting title!
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Rushdie, Salman
Random House Trade
New York
Middle aged men
Psychological fiction
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New York
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
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