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Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
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Jul 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, own, vine
Read in September, 2010 — I own a copy

While this book is a follow-up to Haroun and the Sea of Stories, you don’t have to have read it to appreciate Luka’s story. It is another magical journey into the enchanted world of Luka’s father, Rashid’s imagination. The poetic analogy of videogames as alternate reality, which was an ongoing theme throughout Luka’s adventure, was hilarious. There were great pop-culture and literary references that made me chuckle and an abundance of cameos of mythological creatures from various cultures. Luka’s great quest to find the Fire of Life to save Rashid, the allies he acquires along the way, and the final battle against Time were reminiscent of Wonderland, Oz, and a variety of other well-known favorite fantasy worlds. Though I’m afraid my imagination has become less imaginative to appreciate these whimsical expeditions, I still found it charming and clever.

I received a complimentary copy of this book via the Amazon Vine program.
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09/21/2010 page 98
34.0% "ARC copy is only 222 pages long."

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