• "A brilliant symphony... Exceptional... One of Rushdie's best novels yet"

  • "Extraordinary... Worth engaging with at every level; a thrilling story told in thrilling language"

    The Times
  • "Shalimar the Clown is Rushdie's most engaging book since Midnight's Children. It is a lament. It is a revenge story. it is a love story. And it is a warning"

  • "Deeply disturbing and immensely moving... An exquisite, broken thing of pain and beauty"

  • "Excellent... A characteristically daring walk along the tightrope of fiction"

    Sunday Telegraph