Midnight's Children

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Vintage Books, 2011 - Fiction - 647 pages
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Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious

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At least I could appreciate your fine writing. - Goodreads
Read few pages, too many digressions. - Flipkart
The pace of the story is really slow..dragging.. - Flipkart
Rushdie is not every ones writer. - Flipkart

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User Review  - Gregorio_Roth - LibraryThing

Rushdie pickles up time, preserving an era of sweet cucumbers mixed with bitter vinegar. The story was not only thought provoking but often funny. He asks: How is time recorded? Remembered? and where does the truth lie. I liked this story a lot. Read full review

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User Review  - ashleyk44 - LibraryThing

The man can write, I certainly won't argue that. There were several things about this novel that really struck me - the passage where a young Saleem exposes the infidelity of Commander Sabarmati's ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Salman Rushdie was born in 1947 and has lived in England since 1961. He is the author of six novels: "Grimus, Midnight's Children," which won the Booker Prize in 1981 and the James Tait Black Prize, "Shame," winner of the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, "The Satanic Verses," which won the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," which won the Writers' Guild Award and "The Moor's Last Sigh" which won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. He has also published a collection of short stories "East, West," a book of reportage "The Jaguar Smile," a volume of essays "Imaginary Homelands" and a work of film criticism "The Wizard of Oz." His most recent novel is "The Ground Beneath Her Feet," which was published in 1999.
Salman Rushdie was awarded Germany's Author of the Year Award for his novel "The Satanic Verses" in 1989. In 1993, "Midnight's Children" was voted the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In the same year, he was awarded the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He is also Honorary Professor in the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His books have been published in more than two dozen languages.

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