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eBook Midnight's Children ePub

by Salman Rushdie

  • ISBN: 0099428598
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Pages: 463
  • ePub book: 1338 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1697 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 378

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who, contrary to all expectations, was born in the afternoon.

Midnight's Children is a 1981 novel by British Indian author Salman Rushdie. It deals with India's transition from British colonialism to independence and the partition of British India. It is considered an example of postcolonial, postmodern, and magical realist literature. The story is told by its chief protagonist, Saleem Sinai, and is set in the context of actual historical events.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and found himself mysteriously 'handcuffed to history' by the coincidence.

Midnight's Children book. The children reflect this; they are spread out and unconnected to each other

Midnight's Children book. The children reflect this; they are spread out and unconnected to each other. As such Rushdie raises a critical question: does India even exist? These children are born on the night of India’s independence, but what exactly are they born into? The mass of land they occupy is yet to establish what it now is: it is something new, a place with an internal battle raging between modernisation and tradition.

Rushdie established his reputation with award-winning novels Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses . The celebrated author of compulsive, daring and enduring fiction, Sir Salman Rushdie, on his life in writing and his latest novel, The Golden House

Rushdie established his reputation with award-winning novels Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses and Shame. Combining biting satire with bold inventiveness, Rushdie has chronicled the postcolonial world in fiction. The celebrated author of compulsive, daring and enduring fiction, Sir Salman Rushdie, on his life in writing and his latest novel, The Golden House. In his first appearance at Southbank Centre in over a decade, Rushdie reflects on the full range of his writing, his remarkable life, the currents and characters in American politics that inspired his latest novel and the value of dark comedy in tumultuous times.

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You can read Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Salman Rushdie is one of the greatest Indian writers who was born in Bombay. Of course, this city is more known for its film industry and a great number of movies shot by Bollywood every year. is probably not so prolific but he it not less interesting or mysterious. His novels are not so musical as each film created at Bollywood but often the plot of his novels resemble Indian movies oreven become the basis of future films.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)A classic novel, in which the man who calls himself the "bomb of Bombay" chronicles the story of a child and a nation that both came into existence in 1947—and examines a whole people's capacity for carrying inherited myths and inventing new ones.

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Zyangup Zyangup
The Satanic Verses is arguably Rushdie's most famous book, perhaps because it was the one that landed a fatwa on his head, but this one is my favorite. Every, single, word, is delicious. As a warning, my mother, who is my best reader friend, found his style too florid. I, however, could soak in it until my fingers get pruny, and never get tired. If you like sagas, sarcasm, fated coincidences, and utterly beautiful, imaginative, lustrous writing, read this right away in case you get hit by a bus tomorrow. One of my top favorite books of all time.
Minnai Minnai
Rushdie mashes absurdity and reality together. His prose is unrelenting. His narrator gleefully rambles and digresses. The world of magic, the main story, and the parallel story of the Indian political landscape circle around one another till their inevitable collision. It's easy to get lost in the multitude of characters, spanning across generations and nations. Just hold on -- the pay off will come when Rushdie's architecture of story and genealogy is revealed in a touching ending.
Lo◘Ve Lo◘Ve
A beautiful book. Perhaps one of the most beautiful of all times. Its language gives me the chills; it's like a slow-paced water that makes its way through every crevice of my brain. I am not a native English speaker, but I'm so glad I learned this language to read Midnight's Children! I don't think its suave beauty and deep meanings can ever be fully translated!
lolike lolike
It's taken me all this time to pick up my first Salmon Rushdie novel. What a writer and what an imagination!

The writing is brilliant -- fun, humorous, fantastical, entertaining, ambitious and meticulous. I, alas, fall far short of being a brilliant writer, so I'm not going to be able to capture the magic of his writing for you. But, I can give you a great tip: sample this book. Now. Just do it. Amazon will let Prime Customers (all customers??) download a sample that will either have you in agreement or waste a small amount of your time.

Do yourself a favor. Just do it. It will cost you nothing and may well prove to be for you what it has been for me -- a memorable and sublime reading experience.

You read this all the way through. Silly you. You could have been reading "Midnight's Children." I read the first chapter aloud to my wife. This second reading pleased her and showed me how much I had missed on my first reading. I put this book right up there with my favorites: Catch-22 (deadly serious and uproariously funny), almost anything by Mark Twain, The Magus (a page-turner that delivered) , The Sound and the Fury, Harry the Rat with Women (a perfect short novel), The Stranger, Interview with a Vampire (the last chapter wowed me), The Naked and the Dead, the fast-paced novels of David Morrell, the wise-cracking investigator of Plum Island, and War and Peace (which I probably would never have read had it not been for a course). And, darn it, I know I've left out many others that I've found exceptional for one reason or another -- such as much of Saul Bellows, Shogun (which blind-sided me by turning around my first impressions when I wasn't looking) The Grapes of Wrath (with its innumerable outstanding vignettes), Our Town (my favorite play, especially with Hal Holbrook in his finest performance) and . . .
Lightbinder Lightbinder
Rushdie's books are always a challenge and this one was the hardest one that I have read. That being said, he gives excellent views on the Asian world from a personal standpoint. His narrative about the birth of Indian and Pakistan were very vivid and revealing to someone who has just read a few lines in a history book about these major events. He had covered living in every place from a well-to-do home to a slum shack. He makes allusions back and forth in time that can be confusing. Despite it being a labor to get through it, after I finished this book, I appreciated it for being an amazing narrative.
Zugar Zugar
I found the descriptions of India and Pakistan colorful and rich in texture but the story was too disjointed and fantastical for me to truly enjoy. I found that I didn't really care for or about any of the characters.
Dalallador Dalallador
Looking for a way to ease the monotony of the daily commute, I thumbed through the audiobooks on my iPod and settled on Midnight's Children. In about 90 seconds, Salman Rushdie made me feel more stupid than a season of Are You Smarter than 5th Grader? First, he says his favorite Indian authors are Charles Dickens and Jane Austin and he loved the Bombay description Charles Dickens gives. Dickens? In India? Then he says the birth of Midnight's Children started the year Indira Gandhi was indicted for election fraud and then activated emergency powers and began her series of crimes. Indira Gandhi was a dictator? And during that year, so-and-so, the founder of Bangladesh was murdered. The founder of Bangladesh was who? Was assassinated? Maybe I don't read enough.

This novel is amazing. It simultaneously transports me to a world so completely foreign I might as well be on Mars and prominently reminds me of the pains of poverty and petty politics in Cairo. Funny and disparaging, absurd and painfully real, I love it.
I love Rushdie and was looking particularly forward to this, the “Booker of Bookers.” And it was good, don’t get me wrong, but I did feel let down by how it all flowed together by the end. Part of the issue is the tremendous amount of foreshadowing Rushdie indulges in. If the plot eventually lived up to all the foreshadowing, it wouldn’t have been an issue, but it felt as if he almost threw in the towel towards the end of the book. The characters were fascinating, Rushdie’s language was hypnotic. But the ending (and the resolutions for multiple characters) left me wanting more, it was so unsatisfactory.

It’s sweeping, it’s beautiful, but each chapter seems to promise something that never comes to pass.