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Thoroughly enjoyable for parents and children alike
on 17 October 2016
This is the first story or novel by Salman Rushdie that I have read. I have been a long time admirer of Mr. Rushdie after learning about his real life story and have for a long time wanted to read a story by this great author. Fittingly, this novel seems to deal with the complex issues of authoritarianism and free speech and was written at a time when Mr. Rushdie was a very real victim of a death threat issued by an authoritarian regime.. It is to the authors credit that he can bundle in these complex themes with the lightness, colour and fun of a children's story. I believe it is a timeless piece of work that may even now be more applicable than at any other time since it was first published. Highly recommended. My son is 5 years old and he quite enjoyed it.