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Dark genius at its early peak,
By A Customer
This review is from: Midnight's Children (Paperback)
Predictably, I read Satanic Verses first, but this is much the superior book. Although the latter shows a maturing of Rushie's convoluted style of writing, some of the passages in this book are near poetic. Not an easy book to read by any stretch of the imagination, but very rewarding if you are into seriously good writing.
The dark subject matter suits the author's style well, and though not historically accurate (the India and Pakistan are thse formed by the author's memory of impressions rather than the real places)this is still a very good book.