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Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children
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Before Salman Rushdie had that problem with a certain religious-political figure with a serious need to chill out, he'd already shown he was an important literary force. Quite simply, Midnight's Children is amazing--fun, beautiful, erudite, both fairy tale and political narrative told through... show more
Before Salman Rushdie had that problem with a certain religious-political figure with a serious need to chill out, he'd already shown he was an important literary force. Quite simply, Midnight's Children is amazing--fun, beautiful, erudite, both fairy tale and political narrative told through a supernatural narrator who is caught between different worlds. Though it's a big book, with big themes of India's nationhood and of ethnic and personal identity, it's far from a dry history lesson. Rushdie tells the story in his own brand of magical realism, with a prose of lyrical, transcendent goofiness.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099511892 (0099511894)
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 647
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
This is a strong work of literary fiction that didn’t strike any special chord with me. I’d tried unsuccessfully to read it several times in the past, but made another attempt this year and can report that it gathers steam as it goes, though it took me a couple hundred pages to start really enjoying...
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza rated it
4.0 Midnight's Children
If I was reviewing this book purely on the quality of the writing, it'd be a solid five stars. It's simply astounding. But it loses one simply because, even though I enjoyed it, reading felt like an absolute chore. I swear, it took me six thousand years to finish this damn book.Part of this is due t...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
3.0 Midnight's Children
Another tall tale, occurring in India. Lots of stories of a boy born during India's revolution.
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: Midnight's Children
Anyone who has been paying attention knows I love the Man Booker Prize. I love the contest and I enjoy reading the books nominated. It's the one prize that I actively pay attention to (two weeks until the 2015 long list is announced, by the way). I'm excited to open any Booker winner. It's no surp...
Book Which I Have Done Read Them
Book Which I Have Done Read Them rated it
3.0 Midnight's Children
the most beautifully written yet thoroughly boring book I have ever read1 star for the story, it gets to 3 stars for it's prose
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