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Review: Midnight's Children

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India's independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and wellbeing are inextricably bound ... Read full review

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Seminal work of the post colonial literature canon. Provides a remarkable look at the concepts of assimilation and otherness.

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Magical Realism is not confined to Latin America. Rushdie's prose and storytelling is on par with Carpentier, Cortazar, and even Borges.

For select readers only

User Review  - Sourjya Dutta - Flipkart

This goes not for Midnight's Children but for all of Rushdie's works. Rushdie is not every ones writer. If you plan to use this book as an easy read, something for a train ride may be, then he is not ... Read full review

Boring for me..

User Review  - Namrata - Flipkart

The pace of the story is really slow..dragging.. I don't understand why the author had to start from the life of his grandfather to tell his story..expected something intriguing judging by the fame the book had got but was somewhat disapointed.. Read full review

i felt confused, story is slow, but storytelling was great.

User Review  - Himanshu Ranjan - Flipkart

The speed of the story is really slow.... I don't understand why the author had to start from the life of his grandfather to tell his story..expected something intriguing judging by the fame the book had got but was somewhat confused.. Read full review

Should read

User Review  - Deepak Karwa - Flipkart

This book is a good read. A good fiction piece and very entertaining. It comes in very handy for people to know a bit about 1971 war and partition of Bangladesh. The language is undoubtedly good as it is written by Salman Rushdie. Should read this book. Read full review

A book for english language enthusiast

User Review  - Vishal Bishnoi - Flipkart

Language used in this book is tough for a general reader like me. This book is for people who are in love with the language. Read full review

awwwwwwwsum!!!

User Review  - apurva jaiswar - Flipkart

a really mesmerizing novel...hats off to salman rushdie...the book starts with a thrill and then its hard to get it off your eyes untill u have finished reading....i loved it...lookin foward for more from salman rushdie..:) Read full review

story is good, but not the quality of book (page material and binding)

User Review  - Alok Pathak - Flipkart

no need to talk about the skill of Rushdie but the quality of book (material wise), published by Random House, is not at all good. paper quality is like rough copy of Rs 15-20, even binding is not ... Read full review

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