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This review is from: Midnight's Children (Paperback)
A rich novel that is a thousand and one little stories, full of life and character.
Some people don't get on with Rushdie's unconventional narrative style, but those who do will love his way of bleeding scenes together into a poetic, almost dreamlike sequence of dialogue, observations and flamboyant detail.
A beautiful, emotional book.
Arguably it goes on a touch too long, and with so much incidental 'history' of secondary characters might lose its way from time to time. For some this might be an endurance read without much of a payoff at the end.
Read it for the ride, relish the language and touches of colour, snatches of history and fantasy. I fell in love with it.
9 / 10
Author of 'Half Discovered Wings'