Midnight's Children

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 2000 - Fiction - 533 pages
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"An extraordinary novel...one of the most important to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation. AIt? is to modern India what Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum is to modern Germany." --Robert Towers, The New York Times Book Review

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Remarkable, inspiring writing. - Goodreads
This was a very good book- but HARD to read. - Goodreads
Beautiful beautiful beautiful prose. - Goodreads
masterful storytelling. - Goodreads
Read few pages, too many digressions. - Flipkart
What I enjoyed most about this book was the pacing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tia - Goodreads

Really unique style of writing which I enjoyed. The story is split into three separate books each explaining a portion of the storyteller life. I loved book one and two but book three dragged somewhat and revisited much of the story in book 2. For that reason its 4 stars and not 5. Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly Wong - Goodreads

I really thought I was going to hate this book. There were moments when I thought I'd stop reading it. The circuity borders, at times, on the edge of what feels like certifiable insanity. But, I'm ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Salman Rushdie was born in India on June 19, 1947. He was raised in Pakistan and educated in England. His novels include Grimus, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, and Luka and the Fire of Life. His non-fiction works include Imaginary Homelands, The Jaguar Smile, and Step across This Line. He has received numerous awards including the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (twice), the James Tait Black Prize, the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, the Booker Prize in 1981for Midnight's Children, and the 2014 PEN/Pinter Prize.

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