Midnights Children

Midnights Children The Author Of The Satanic Verses Creates A Fascinating Family Saga About The Birth And Maturity Of A Land And Its People A Brilliant Incarnation Of The Human Comedy. Midnight s Children is not at all a fast read it actually walks the line of being unpleasantly the opposite The prose is dense and initially frustrating in a way that seems almost deliberate, with repeated instances of the narrator rambling ahead to a point that he feels is important but then, before revealing anything of importance, deciding that things ought to come in their proper order. This use of digressions or, better put, quarter digressions can either be attributed to a charmingly Midnight s Children is not at all a fast read it actually walks the line of being unpleasantly the opposite The prose is dense and initially frustrating in a way that seems almost deliberate, with repeated instances of the narrator rambling ahead to a po
Midnight s Children is an absolute masterful piece of writing It is entertaining, intelligent, informative, progressive and even funny it is an astoundingly well balanced epic that captures the birth of a new independent nation I hold it in such high regard The children are all fractured and divided they are born into a new country that is yet to define itself in the wake of colonialism it has no universal language, religion or culture The children reflect this they are spread out and u Midnight s Children is an absolute masterful piece of writing It is entertaining, intelligent, informative, progressive and even funny it is an astoundingly well balanced epic that captures the birth of a new independent nation I hold it in such high regard The children are all fractured and divided they are born into a new country that is yet to define itself in the wake of colonialism it has no universal language, religion or culture The children reflect
This is my absolute favourite Rushdie novel Its background of the Partition of India and Pakistan after the disastrous and cowardly retreat of the British occupiers and the ensuing Emergency under Indira Ghandi provides a breathtaking tableau for Rushdie s narrative His narrator is completely unreliable and that is what makes the story so fascinating I lend this book out so many times after talking about it so much and never got my paperback copy returned that
What s real and what s true aren t necessarily the same Discard skepticism as you approach this epic Suspend disbelief Because myth and truth blend into each other imperfectly to spin a gossamer fine web of reality on which the nation state is balanced precariously And we, the legatees of this yarn, are caught up in a surrealist farce which plays out interminably in this land of heat and dust and many smells, our rational selves perennially clashing with our shallow beliefs but eventually sWhat s real and what s true aren t necessarily the same Discard skepticism as you approach this epic Su
To understand just one life, you have to swallow the worldSalman Rushdie, Midnight s Children For me, one of the most important books of our modern age.I ADORE this playful, historical epic Salman Rushdie is a literary god in my eyes, and can do little wrong so I am biased.Rushdie is one of the authors who has influenced my own style of writing, even though his overly descriptive approach is discouraged by publishing editors the world over.The midnight s children of the story are thos To understand just one life, you have to swallow the worldSalman Rushdie, Midnight s Children For me, one of the most important books of our modern age.I ADORE this playful, historical epic Salman Rushdie is a literary god in my eyes, and can do little wrong so I am biased.Rushdie is one of the authors who has influenced my own style of writing, even thou
Who what am I My answer I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done to me I am everyone everything whose being in the world affected was affected by mine I am anything that happens after I ve gone which would not have happened if I had not come Living different ways of grasping the meaning of man and the world should offer a deeper perspective than the usual reductionism that we oftentimes subject cultures that diverge from our
The power of the storytelling left me speechless all the words were in the novel, and there were none left for me If there ever was a novel that changed the way I read, this is it I must have read each sentence several times, just to follow the thread of the confusing story, and I still got lost in the labyrinth of individual and collective history that unfol
Fantastic, intelligent, hilarious, profound, and historically illuminating And the narrator is deliciously unreliable too Need I sayI will His sentences are the kind of energetic super charged masterpieces that I could quote endlessly Here s one plucked utterly at random Into this bog of muteness there came, one evening, a short man whose head was as flat as the cap upon it whose legs were as bowed as reeds in the wind whose nose nearly touched his up curving chin and whose voice, Fantastic, intelligent, hilarious, profound, and historically illuminating And the narrator is deliciously unreliable too Need I sayI will His sentences are the kind of energetic super charged masterpieces that I could quote endlessly Here s one plucked utterly at random Into this bog of muteness there came, one evening, a short man whose head was as flat as the cap upon it whose legs were as bowed as reeds in the wind whose nose nearly touched his up curving chin and whose voice, as a result, was thin
Have you ever been to a Hindu temple It s a riotous mass of orange, blue, purple, red, and green Its walls seethe with deities In one corner, Ganesha the god with a human body and elephant head sits on his vehicle, a rat In another, a blue Krishna sits on a cow wooing cow girls by playing his flute Durgha wearing a necklace of skulls kills a demon in another corner Jasmine decorated devotees stand around chanting The press of people, the incense and the noise all combine and you lose yo Have you ever been to a Hindu temple It s a riotous mass of orange, blue, purple, red, and green Its walls seethe with deities In one corner, Ganesha the god with a human body and elephant head sits on his vehicle, a rat In another, a blue Krishna sits on a cow wooing cow girls by playing his flute Durgha wearing a necklace of skulls kills a demon in anothe
Nothing but trouble outside my head nothing but miracles inside it.Being a child is no child s play A long wait within the sheltered darkness of a womb subsides when rhythmic beats of the heart resume their role in blinding light and mind, an apparent clean slate hold the fading marks of previous lives While the time patiently takes its course to reveal the silh

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  • Paperback
  • 544 pages
  • Midnights Children
  • Salman Rushdie
  • English
  • 11 April 2017
  • 0140283390