Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children

Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and found himself mysteriously "handcuffed to history" by the coincidence. He is one of 1,001 children born at the midnight hour, each of them endowed with an extraordinary talent - and whose privilege and curse it is to be both master and victims of their times. Through Saleem's gifts - inner ear and wildly sensitive sense of smell - we are drawn into a fascinating family saga set against the vast, colourful background of the India of the 20th century.

Title:Midnight's Children
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780099578512

    Midnight's Children Reviews

  • Turhan Sarwar

    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 r...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    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 b...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    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 In...

  • Samadrita

    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-f...

  • Kevin Ansbro

    To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world." —Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children. For me, one of the most important books of our modern age.I ADORE this playful, historical epic: S...

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  • Lisa

    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...

  • Dolors

    “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 wa...

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  • Michael

    Fantastic, intelligent, hilarious, profound, and historically illuminating. And the narrator is deliciously unreliable too! Need I say more? I will. His sentences are the kind of energetic super-charg...