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Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
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Dec 28, 10

bookshelves: 2010, magical-realism, young-adult
Read in December, 2010

I love Rushdie, and "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" is one of my favorites of his, but this one wasn't as good. I didn't love the video game conceit of "Luka," and the writing didn't have the same shine as many of his other books -- the style was an echo of Rushdie's earlier stuff (which is what I like best) but it fell a bit flat. Still, even a mediocre Rushdie is better than most other books. 3.5 stars, rounded up.

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