Publish date: January 1st 2008
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 647
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Indian Literature
, Magical Realism
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...
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...
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
Salman Rushdie is a wonderful writer, and it's easy to see why this novel has received so many accolades. My own enjoyment of the book, though, was hampered by my dislike of the almost rambling prose and by my ignorance of a lot of India's history.
This masterpiece uses a matriarchal-feeling jam-factory frame story to portion out the unruly high drama of its protagonist's astonishing biography, itself a gloriously messy and multi-layered metaphor for India under the rule of Indira Gandhi, who appears as a demonic child-killer.I just loved the ...
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