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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorite-books, magic-realism, inspired-by-history, book-becomes-movie, asian-authors
Read 2 times. Last read June 1, 2005.

Where Rushdie shows off his genius is by combining the history of India in the time of Partition, blending in cultural context, movie plots, with the rich tapestry of colors and smells of his home. Interwoven is the fracture of a society that has been colonized and arbitrarily cleaved into sections and the aftermath. The magical realism of the tribe of children born at the same time as Partition allows him to unravel the complexities of this time period in a way that both entertains and enlightens. What helps engage the reader is Rushdie's dark sense of humor, insightful attention to detail, and liberal use of symbolism.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
February 10, 1993 – Finished Reading
Started Reading
June 1, 2005 – Finished Reading
May 18, 2010 – Shelved
January 13, 2011 – Shelved as: favorite-books
August 18, 2013 – Shelved as: magic-realism
August 18, 2013 – Shelved as: inspired-by-history
October 6, 2014 – Shelved as: book-becomes-movie
July 24, 2018 – Shelved as: asian-authors

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