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MIdnight's Children
MIdnight's Children
Author: Salman Rushdie
In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 14--15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, 1,001 children are born--each of whom is gifted with supernatural powers. Midnight’s Children focuses on the fates of two of them--the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman and the ma...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394514703
ISBN-10: 039451470X
Publication Date: 3/12/1981
Pages: 446
Edition: 1st American ed
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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Hang in there! It takes a while to get into Midnight's Children but the storytelling is astounding. Rushdie's writing in this novel reminds me of Marquez/Love in the Time of Cholera. A great read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Ferociously well written. Interminably long. If you stay to the end, very moving.
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Helpful Score: 3
So you wanna read some Rushdie, but maybe the Satanic Versus is a little too much... He brings his usual style and flair to a story which proves that if you really want to know what's going on, you have to start at the beginning.
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beautifully written, with very explicit detail. perhaps sometimes too intricately detailed, but a dream of a story.
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