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The Golden house

Rushdie, Salman.
If you're a fan of Rushdie's classic Booker winner, Midnight's Children, you'll probably get a kick out of The Golden House, a book in which he brings his cultural analysis, comic sensibilities and fascination with mythology to recent American politics. The novel's characters include a sly portrait of a megalomaniac billionaire, his conflicted children and an enigmatic trophy wife who may be motivated by more than just standing by her man. It's hard to satirize situations that have already crossed over to absurdity and this may be where The Golden House falls short, but its ambition is still enjoyable and Rushdie's skills are undeniable.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)