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Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children | Salman Rushdie
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeWinner of the Booker of BookersSaleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of Indias 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 well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with Indias 1,000 other midnights children, all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts.This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its peoplea brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnights Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.
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Les enfants de minuit | Salman Rushdie
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Un bijoux! A lire et à relire...

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 1mo
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Mehso-so

There is a Goodreads review of this book that compares reading it to walking through molasses - sometimes you stop to reflect on the sweetness of the language or phrasing, but mostly it‘s hard work. And that‘s a good summary. There is an excellent 350-page book here. Unfortunately, it‘s published at 647 pages. Still, I timed it nicely (though accidentally) to coincide with a talk at Gloucester History Festival on Partition.

Lcsmcat 🤣 love this review! 2mo
CarolynM Totally agree with you about this one. 2mo
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1. Midnight‘s Children by Salman Rushdie. First time of reading anything by him; I was looking for books about Partition

2. Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943 by Max Hastings, looks like a good balance of celebration of what the aircrews‘ bravery against recognition of the immense human cost.

3. It‘s been sunny and mild but turned chilly now the sun has gone down.

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to like this one, an award winning novel. But I just could not get into it. I got almost halfway and it became a painstaking read, to be honest. I found most of the characters unlikable and couldn't relate to any of them. And despite how far I got, I'm not sure what the plot was aiming for. Plus, I did not like the way he put several words together like "whatsitsname," and that's just one example.

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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚 4mo
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...desperate for affection, deprived of it by my overpowering shadow, she had a tendency to turn upon anyone who gave her what she wanted, as if defending herself against the possibility of being tricked.

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Has anyone heard of Book Beau? These are sleeves to protect your books inside your bags/purses. They have so many cute designs and several sizes. I think I'll eventually get one in every size. This is the indie size and seemed the most practical for my first one.

Schnoebs I have 4 in their xl large size and I use them all the time!!! 4mo
jen_the_scribe @Schnoebs Ooo! That's awesome, I can't wait to get more lol 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m a little obsessed with these! 4mo
jen_the_scribe @erzascarletbookgasm I love mine so far! 4mo
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Lazy Sunday with my sweet girl, Luna, and the tagged book. My kind of Sunday. 😊 #dogsoflitsy

Spillmrj A book and a dog - all you need to relax 4mo
jen_the_scribe @Spillmrj The perfect setup! 4mo
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If I seem a little bizarre, remember the wild profusion of my inheritance... perhaps, if one wishes to remain an individual in the midst of the teeming multitudes, one must make oneself grotesque.

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To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world.

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A breakfast smoothie and some Midnight's Children for today in #BFCr2 I feel like I'm making up for the slow start earlier in the week. I'm feeling good. #FitWizards

@wanderinglynn @Clwojick @Lova @Peddler410 @RainyDayReading @Mynameisacolour @audraelizabeth @thereadingunicorn

wanderinglynn You‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 5mo
Emilymdxn Great pic and great book! 5mo
audraelizabeth Love your bookmark 5mo
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jen_the_scribe @audraelizabeth Thanks! I got it at Barnes & Noble 😊 5mo
Clwojick Way to go! 💪🏻 5mo
jen_the_scribe @Clwojick Thanks captain! 😉 lol 5mo
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I'm having a bit of a slow start for #BFCR2 because my family and best friend are in town. At least I got to do some reading on the beach as a result. They leave tomorrow and then it's time to really get serious. #FitWizards

RainyDayReading I‘ve had a slow start too. Family events and such just throw everything off haha. Hoping to truly “start” and get on track tomorrow. Good thing this challenge is pretty low key! 5mo
jen_the_scribe @RainyDayReading Lol yep family events do throw everything off. I'm not feeling pressured but actually excited to get started though 😊 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
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JohannaRose Welcome to Litsy! 😊 5mo
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My kids are at day camp, and it's the perfect opportunity for some coffee and reading in a cozy little coffee shop. 😋☕📚❤

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jen_the_scribe

At times pretentious and other times grotesque, this is unlike anything I've ever read before. It flashes backwards and to the present setting many times, which would normally unsettle me, but so far it is pleasant and entertaining. The transitions flow smoothly and I'm excited to read more.

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Shopping days!!📚
Who loves the clearance section at Half Price Books? 🙋 🐷

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IuliaCG
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Not really my style, but nevertheless original and ludic manner of telling the story

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nudibranch
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I'm sorry, I can't, this voice is driving me crazy!!

BookwormM That‘s a shame I loved this book but if it doesn‘t speak to you you can‘t force it 9mo
CarolynM I read this for my book group some years ago. Some of it was interesting but overall I wasn't a fan either 9mo
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nudibranch
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Next up: Midnight's Children. Taking my third crack at this book, nearly a decade after my second bail. In the intervening years, I finally branched out from reading nothing but Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. 🤪 Hopefully I now have a broad enough literary perspective to appreciate what Rushdie brings to the table.

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Emilymdxn
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I wasn‘t sure about this to begin with but it turned out to be exactly as good as everyone said! Very odd, very intricately structured and not like anything else I‘ve read at all. I feel like I‘d need to study it or think about it a lot to get beyond the tip of the iceberg of what was going on here, but I definitely loved it!

BookwormM Yay another lover 💕💕 10mo
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Emilymdxn
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Held up on my commute (again) and getting through some Midnight‘s Children. I wasn‘t sure about it to begin with but I‘ve been getting keener and keener on it as it progresses. It‘s the kind of very intricate book I‘d love to write an essay about or read criticism of.

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Emilymdxn
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Happy Monday morning all!

I‘m really enjoying Midnight‘s Children so far - but I‘m a bit annoyed with myself for ending up reading 2 very long, complex novels at the same time (this on audio plus Killing Commendatore on kindle). I‘m ploughing ahead quite well with both but it‘s easy to feel bogged down and bewildered by both.

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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Midnights Children on audio and Killing Commendatore on kindle - I didn‘t intend to do two deep chunksters at once so I‘m a little bogged down
2. Black coffee probably, I‘m boring!
3. Black coffee - living my dreams

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 10mo
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Emilymdxn
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This has been on my tbr forever and I‘m trying to finally get round to books I‘ve been putting off. It‘s a #1001books book and I‘m trying to read more books from India, but I‘d be lying if I said I was looking forward to it as much as other stuff I have planned this year. I‘m hoping it‘ll surprise me tho.

Have any of you read this? What did you think?

Naj I love this book enough to have read it multiple times. It's a divisive read though, you'll either love it or absolutely hate it. My only advice would be to not lose patience if things don't make sense because that's how most of Rushdie's books are. But everything comes together at the end. Hope you enjoy it! 10mo
Emilymdxn @Naj I really love his writing style and the like sprawling multi generational thing, but I don‘t tend to love fiction books with historical events at the heart of them so I feel like this could be one of the ones where I go ‘amazing literary achievement, total genius, not my kind of book‘ 10mo
Naj @Emilymdxn I think you're good if you like his writing and the meandering plot lines and characters. The historical aspect is not overwhelming and there's no need to know about every political allegory. I think you'll love this book since there's some really great characters and family drama. Happy reading 😊 10mo
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Emilymdxn @Naj that sounds way more up my street than I was expecting then! I love an expansive drama with 1000 characters. I was scared I‘d have to be glued to Wikipedia reading history the whole time 😨 10mo
Naj @Emilymdxn Great! Looking forward to your thoughts on this, it's one of my all time favorite books. 10mo
BookwormM I loved this book. It has a lot of magical realism so if you like that you are good 👍😃 10mo
Emilymdxn @BookwormM I‘m a big fan of magical realism! So that‘s a sign it‘ll probably be good for me 10mo
BookwormM Yay hope you do enjoy it 10mo
ReclusiveHermit Midnights children is probably in my top 5 reads of 2018, its beautifully crafted, even the length of chapters, and especially the way rushdie depicts the jallianwala baug massacre with fictionalised characters. You will love it. 10mo
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My current reading resolutions. I had an amazingly good reading year in 2018. I loved more of the novels I read than I usually do. I hope this year won't disappoint either.

#readingresolution #nextup

Naj Really hoping you like Midnight's Children. It's one of my all time favorite. 11mo
scowler1 Must read American Pastoral. Not sure I'm ready for Dostoyevsky, my 16 year old is though 🤔 11mo
readinginthedark These sound like great plans! What's your Lifetime Reading Plan? 10mo
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sprainedbrain
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This might be one of those ‘it‘s not the book, it‘s me‘ situations. I absolutely loved the only other Rushdie I have read (The Moor‘s Last Sigh), but this book took me forever to get through. I finally switched to audio, and the great narration helped me finish. This is some really excellent writing, but the story was just too meandering and drawn out, and I didn‘t really care about the characters. 🤷🏻‍♀️

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#1001books

Kaye I‘ve had this on audio forever and keep putting it off. Maybe someday ...... 11mo
BookNAround That‘s too bad. I loved this one but really struggled with 11mo
vivastory I love Rushdie, but he's definitely a writer I have to be in the mood to read 11mo
sprainedbrain @vivastory I really think that‘s the issue I had with this one... it maybe wasn‘t the best time for me to read it. I still liked it, but it felt kinda like a chore. 11mo
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#AdventRecommends Day 24
For the last day, I want to recommend my favorite book ever. All I can say is that I'd like to be buried with this book. That's all.
Thank you @emilyrose_x for creating such a fun tag! I loved seeing all the great recommendations and have discovered some exciting new reads I'm looking forward to. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my lovely Littens!💚💕🤗😘

Amiable I'll have to add this one to my list! 11mo
Amiable And happy holidays to you as well! 🙂 11mo
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gentlepet
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so i have tried reading multiple rushdie novels over multiple years and have always lost interest long before i got off the ground. however, it‘s my experience that just because something didn‘t work the first time doesn‘t mean you won‘t connect with it later. that was certainly my experience here... my third attempt at MIDNIGHT‘S CHILDREN & i was completely swept up in it. do i still think Rushdie overwrites? yes. did it matter? not so much.

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“I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done to me.”

BookwormM Loved this book 12mo
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#QuotsyOct18 Day 11: What happens when the world #Out(side) meets the world inside you? Magic. Or the birth of midnight‘s children.

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We ended the day by attending Salman Rushdie‘s lecture. Great day!

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LisaJo
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Had the pleasure of listening to a lecture by Sir Salman Rushdie today. Learned much about his journey to Booker Prize winning author. #msbookfestival #literarylawnparty

In my wildest imagination I never thought that I would sit in Jackson, MS and get to hear a lecture by this author. The Mississippi Book Festival Committee does a fabulous job of bringing great authors to this city. Worth the drive from AL.

KathyWheeler I had no idea they brought so many good authors to this. I‘ll have to go next year. 1y
LisaJo @KathyWheeler They do bring in a lot of really good writers. I came over from Alabama for the first one because John Grisham and Greg Iles were there. I‘ve continued to come because they bring such great authors. Last year I saw Richard Ford. So many great writers that you can‘t get to see them all. Definitely come, it is a good festival. 1y
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mklong
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Dear Salman,

This was even better the second time through. Thank you for writing this beautiful book.

Until next time,
XOXO Katie

BookNAround I loved this when I read it. Maybe I should read it again. 1y
Billypar My favorite Rushdie, and probably on my short list for all time favorite novels. So good 😃 1y
BarbaraBB I loved this one too. My favorite though is 1y
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LeahBergen My favourite of his. ❤️ 1y
mklong @Billypar @LeahBergen Me too! ❤️ and @BarbaraBB it‘s close but MC just barely edges SV for me. (edited) 1y
mklong @BookNAround I found even more to love the second time through so I highly recommend a reread! 1y
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Kalalalatja
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Mehso-so

Well, this was an epic tale, alright. And, it was a but too much for me. Especially the last 200 pages ruined what the first 350 pages had begun to kindle in me. Rushdie‘s humour was unexpected, but very welcome, although his writing left me in confusion as often as it left me in awe. Can you tell I‘m in two minds about this book?

#ChunksterSummer

Cinfhen I‘m hoping all be up for the King book by the weekend, does that timing work for you? 1y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen that‘s perfect for me 👌 1y
Cinfhen Great 😀 1y
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Kalalalatja
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I just managed to finish the tagged book tonight, so it could make it into my #JulyStats.

I‘m really enjoying having time to read again, and I‘m hoping August turns out to be as great as July has been 🤞📚

Robothugs If I just read your favorites as a sentence, it‘s pretty funny. 😆 Little bit of #spinepoetry 1y
Kalalalatja @Robothugs haha, true! I hadn‘t noticed that 😄😄 1y
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TrishB Great stats 👍🏻 1y
Mitch Wow - how do you read 19 books! I‘m envious I average around 6/7 1y
Kalalalatja @Mitch it is the perks of being unemployed. After handing in my thesis, all my time have been spent on vacationing, job hunting and reading 😄 1y
2BR02B @Kalalalatja I'm envious too- I wish I had that much time to read! 1y
ElishaLovesBooks Wow! Great job! 1y
Reviewsbylola I loved An American Marriage and really enjoyed Jane Steele too. 1y
Kalalalatja @2BR02B I‘m just enjoying it while it lasts 👍 @ElishaLovesBooks thank you! @Reviewsbylola it was your review of AAM that finally made me buy it and read it, and it was great! 1y
Reviewsbylola Oh good!! I‘m glad you ended up loving it. 😃 1y
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Kalalalatja
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I‘m beginning to see why this is such a popular book, but, man, there are a lot of things to keep straight! 😳

#currentlyreading

LikelyLibrarian It‘s on my list for August! 1y
saresmoore I wanted to like this book, but in retrospect (after bailing on it about halfway through), I think I hate it. 1y
Libby1 I loved it! I thought it was weird and wonderful. My husband and I still joke about the term “at full tilt!” when we hear it or see it somewhere. 1y
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Kalalalatja @saresmoore @Libby1 I just finished it, and I‘m in two minds about it. I have to let it stew for a bit before reviewing it 🤔 1y
Libby1 I can understand that, @Kalalalatja . It‘s really difficult to define. I can understand why you hated it, too, @saresmoore . 1y
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CindyE09
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I‘ve been meaning to read this book for a long time, and I enjoyed this epic tale about the children born on the eve of India‘s independence, all born with magical abilities. I did think the story got bogged down with historical events during this time period, but overall the story is gripping. This is a difficult book with a surplus of characters and storylines, but worthwhile to put in the effort.

vivastory One of my favorite books of all time! 1y
Tashreads One of my favourite books ever! 1y
CindyE09 @vivastory @Tashreads I hear that from a lot of people but it didn‘t resonate quite that strongly for me unfortunately 1y
arubabookwoman Read this when it was first published. Time to revisit I think. 1y
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Kalalalatja
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So I finally feel like I have gotten somewhere with this book - I‘m a 100 pages in, and starting to get a feel for the writing and structure, but it took some getting used to. I think I like it, but is a bit dense and a bit confusing at times.

#currentlyreading

2BR02B This is a beautiful edition. 😍 1y
LeahBergen It takes a while but it pays off. 1y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen is right, it pays off... to say the least 💕 1y
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Kalalalatja @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB okay, I trust you two! 🤞 @2BR02B it is a Folio Society book, and I love it! 👌 1y
MaGoose I haven't read Salman Rushdie yet. Is this a good one to start with? @BarbaraBB @LeahBergen 1y
BarbaraBB @MaGoose Yes I think it the best one to start with! 1y
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Kalalalatja
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#BabyGotBack always makes me sing “I like big BOOKS and I cannot lie, you other bookworms can‘t deny” 📚 so here‘s my stack of chunksters I‘m planning on reading the next few months. My stack has already dwindled a bit since I finished my education, but with all the other books I want to read, it is a bit hard to commit to a big book 😄

#HeatofJuly

Cinfhen Yowza!!!! @minkyb 🚨🚨🚨MAJOR CHUNKY ALERT 1y
JulAnna 🤓 The Name of the Wind and 11/22/63 💕 1y
mabell Wow!! 😳😳 1y
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La_Cori The Master and Margarita ❤ 1y
Kalalalatja @JulAnna @La_Cori I know I‘m in for some great books! 👌 @mabell They do seem a bit intimidating 😳😳 1y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen when did we plan to do our King buddy read? I completely forgot about it 😳😕 1y
BarbaraBB 😍😍 1y
Cinfhen August... does that still work for u??? 1y
vivastory I thought of our upcoming Les Mis BR last night when I was watching Key & Peele YouTube clips & came across their take of the musical 😄 1y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen perfect 👌 1y
Kalalalatja @vivastory oh, I‘ll have to look those up! I‘m excited for the BR, but also glad it isn‘t till September 😄 1y
vivastory Name of the Wind & the Stephen King are both pretty high on my list, as is Six Four 1y
minkyb How many of these are you buddy reading @Cinfhen 😳🤗😘 1y
Reviewsbylola There‘s something about a stack of chunksters. 😍😍 11/22/63 is phenomenal. 1y
Cinfhen Only one @minkyb The KING❤️❤️❤️hope all is well with u 1y
Kalalalatja @vivastory I have really high hopes for them! Especially NotW and King, I hear nothing but praise for them. @Reviewsbylola I won‘t be running out of things to do while unemployed, that‘s for sure 😄 1y
minkyb That is on my TBR. All is well. Hope life is treating you well too! 🤗 @Cinfhen (edited) 1y
sisilia 😍 I love chunksters 1y
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castro
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Pickpick

Very well written,with creative plot of historical events and diverse characters. Sarcastic reflections of the Indo-pak connections and insane realities.

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CindyE09
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My favorite way to spend Saturday night 📖 🏊 That is my monkey hanging from the rail there.

Midnight‘s Children is really good so far!! Glad I finally started it after having it on my TBR for a long time.

ClairesReads Cute! 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Is it difficult? Been curious but am somewhat intimidated! 1y
Ahomeinpages So wonderful spending time with your family and read at the pool! 1y
BookwormM Love Midnights Children 1y
CindyE09 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It has a lot of characters and plot lines to follow, but the prose and story are instantly engaging. I am finding it very enjoyable. 1y
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I've become so involved with this book on holiday that it's actually falling apart. I always look after my books and am gutted all the pages are falling out. I'm going to have to buy another copy as this is turning out to be a strong contender for my top 10 book list. #top10 #holidayread

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ephemeralwaltz
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Had to pause reading this one cause it felt like such a chore 😖 Trying to get back in it so I can finish it. I'm 368 pages in -- I'm not giving up. It's an interesting narrative, just a bit difficult to follow... 😭 It's been 3 months. I love my edition though 🙏

(With the news that it hasn't been shortlisted for the Golden Booker...)

Kalalalatja I think I‘ll let mine wait on the shelf for a bit longer 😐 1y
JeanP Read this last year for a class and I thought it was very interesting. I liked the alternative views of time and history that are presented in the story, as well as the kind of supernatural abilities of the midnight's children. I do agree that it was sort of difficult to follow at times, like the style of writing made it a challenging read. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor It‘s a challenging read, I agree. When you come up for air & would like something lighter: If you like rich characters and a precision engineered plot, may I be so bold as to recommend my debut? Check the link in my bio for a summary, reviews and more. /Kate (edited) 1y
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ephemeralwaltz @JeanP me too, I'm reading it for a class. I'm enjoying the blending of personal and historical time - it's very intricately developed, that's why I'm sticking with it. Definitely a challenging read yes! 1y
ephemeralwaltz @KateFulfordAuthor nice to meet you Kate! I'll check it out and add it to my TBR. Thanks! Something lighter is always welcomed. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor @ephemeralwaltz Thanks and I hope you like it 1y
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"She had become a prematurely old, wide woman, with two enormous moles like witch's nipples on her face; and she lived within an invisible fortress of her own making, an ironclad citadel of traditions and certainties."

This whole passage in Midnight's Children was pretty amusing ?

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rockabillybibliophile
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I'm taking part in the week-long birth year Readalong on Instagram and my 1981 book is Midnight's Children, which I am so far loving! It's quirky and fantastical and eclectic. #midnightschildren #salmanrushdie #readalong

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Magnificent edition of a magnificent book. 😊 @AceOnRoam you have got me wanting to read this again now dang it! 🙂

Neale @AceOnRoam I‘m trying to get to Oryx and Crake. Too many books ahhhhhhh. 😄 2y
Neale I must admit that I have fallen in love with Atwood. Then after reading David‘s review I knew it was a must read for me. 😍 @AceOnRoam 2y
Neale I loved The Blind Assassin. I hope you like O an C better. 😊 2y
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#getmovin #bestdayofmylife

The best day of my life was probably being born I guess - which made me think of this book. Saleem Sinai is born at the exact moment of independence of India (and separation from Pakistan). Somehow his life will mirror the nation, contain the fates of millions. This is a mind bending book and I‘m so glad university introduced Rushdie to me - always in my top 5 authors.

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Cinfhen I‘ve been meaning to read this modern classic but I feel like I need university support to help me along 😉 2y
Centique @Cinfhen I feel you! Of course you are more than capable of doing it on your own 😘... but man, it helped me to get some insights while I was reading it. 2y
Aimeesue Rushdie! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Centique @Aimeesue exactly! 2y
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rockabillybibliophile
Midnight's Children | Salman Rushdie
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"Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence"

Neale Such an amazing book. 2y
rockabillybibliophile @Neale I'm really enjoying it so far 😻 2y
laurenlovesliterature I love that mug. Lol 2y
rockabillybibliophile @laurenlovesliterature it's one of my favourites as well 🤣 2y
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rockabillybibliophile
Midnight's Children | Salman Rushdie
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I've decided to jump into Midnight's Children tonight as part of the #birthyearreadalong challenge on Instagram. My year is 1981. There's not much chance I'm going to finish the whole book inside the week the challenge runs but I'm hoping to make a good start!

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Vikkiha
Midnight's Children | Salman Rushdie
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I started reading this about ten years ago but never finished. It wasn‘t an intentional bail but I was mostly reading in 10 minute stints on public transport and this book needs time. I decided it was time to revisit. The paper bag bookmark I was using is still in place and I can‘t believe I got so far through and didn‘t get to the end.

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