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Grimus is the first novel written by Salman Rudshie (better known for Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses).

Falling somewhere between Fantasy and Sci-Fi, this rather philosophical novel investigates the consequences if people are offered immortality and accept.

The plot is somewhat obscure and does not flow in a clear, logical fashion (a complaint I have with many books in these genres).

Rushdie’s writing, however, is exquisite. There are many allusions to other literary and philosophical works, and his characters are well-developed and interesting.

In spite of the somewhat immature plot, there is incredible potential visible in Grimus and I eagerly look forward to reading some of Rushdie’s better known works in the future.

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