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Midnight's Children
Author: Salman Rushdie
An allegory of modern India, "Midnight?s Children" is a family saga set against the volatile events of the thirty years following the country?s independence--the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law. It is a magical and haunting tale, of fragmentation and ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380580996
ISBN-10: 0380580993
Publication Date: 1/1991
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3.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Penguin USA
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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Helpful Score: 1
beautifully written, with very explicit detail. perhaps sometimes too intricately detailed, but a dream of a story.
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