Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children

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Midnight's Children is a Booker Prize-winning book by Salman Rushdie. It tells the story of Saleem Sinai and a thousand other children who were born on the stroke of midnight on the day of India's independence. 
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What the community says about Midnight's Children

  • Nicholas Hall
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Such a wild ride. You have to have a tolerance for suspending your willingness to the author's imaginative ruminations and memory as he takes you through 20th century india and pakistan and a INSANE family story. It's such a memorable book and i love it."
  • Bruce Perry
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Midnight's Children is an awesome book that filled me full of wonder and sparked my imagination as a child. I drew many illustrations based on this book and I would recommend it to any young people or older people who may want to read it with their kids."
  • Wayne Diaz
    Written on April 23, 2018
    " This book was very interesting. It kept my attention thoughout. It had sarcasm and imagination . I really loved it."
  • Joyce Johnston
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "A book about how children born at the strike of midnight have a gift. A good read. "
  • Gerardo de la Torre
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "this is a great book about the beginning of the post-colonial time in india. The author does a wonderful job of telling this interesting story and covering it from all angles. this book is for everyone and not just those interested in india or the history of this time period. Definitely recommended!"
  • Vihaan Patil
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The book has some pacing problems and some sections were difficult to get through. However, I mostly enjoyed reading the book and the characters involved in the story. Would recommend for people interested in something new. "
  • Evelyn Lawson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I'm a big fan of post-colonial literature and wanted to start reading a new book on the subject. I came across "Midnight's Children" and read the review which were pretty good. After reading the first chapter, I gotta say that I love it! This is exactly the type of book I was looking for. This is definitely worth the price."
  • Jennifer Anderson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I really enjoy reading book about other cultures and this book was recommended to me by a friend. After reading Midnight's Children I believe that this is one of the best books I've read that is set in India. This book is full of fantasy, magic and craziness! It's enthralling and a page turner!"
  • Billy King
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Very cool and different approach into magic and how it works. Set in an alternate world in India, all the main characters have cool and special powers."
  • Austin Cunningham
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I enjoyed this book very much. The story of being lucky and being born at midnight is pretty cool. I think this story teach us all a moral lesson and we can all learn. "
  • Sandra Wright
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Midnight's Children is a pretty cool modern day fairy tale story. The tale many children born at the stroke of midnight is very interesting. Salman Rushdie is a very descriptive writer and I really enjoy his detailed style of story telling. "
  • Jason Yi
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I try to branch out when I read books and try to find ones that seem really interesting. I was looking up books by Colombian authors and found Midnight's Children. It is a fantastic book and if you are looking for one that is by a Colombian author, this is the one for you. It's a pretty quick read too. "
  • Frank Griffin
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Easily the most magical realism books I've read. It's worth the read for sure, such a fantastic book that really makes you appreciate life and your own triumphs."
  • Jacqueline Lawson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I found the book Midnight's Children when I was searching for best south asian fiction books. Salman Rushdie is a well known author and this book takes place in India. I think this book fits the topic perfectly and the reviews are all really good so it sounds like a great book too."
  • Katherine Moreno
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "An excellent choice for an advance reader who wants to combine a little bit of both Indian history and fantasy. The author writes for advanced readers, therefore making this book appropriate for graduate level classes in the study of India and it's culture. This book is not for the faint of heart or those who struggle to comprehend advanced concepts."
  • Doris Powell
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a wonderful children's book of a new modern style. This book will teach you about the aspects of telepathy, and all of the benefits, as well as negatives that come along with this rare gift. You will find this to be a very interesting and fun read!"
  • Melissa Payne
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I related this book to my own life experiences. Between childhood vulnerability and both tragic and triumphant moments, it is a testament to survival, humanity, and a great author with first-hand cultural experience."
  • Leticia Montiel
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a very challenging book to read, but it is a great choice for so many reasons. It is perfect for a college student to read about colonialism and the birth of India and Pakistan. It is not an easy book to read and the user will definitely want to dedicate significant time to absorbing its contents. The reader will reap the rewards of this and be a changed person after reading this transformative work."
  • Nicole Boyd
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book is a master piece of literary fiction and magical realism. One of the most interesting aspects of the book is that the narrator is a unreliable one. The book is wonderful, insightful of the partition of India and Pakistan, informative, entertaining, well written and even fun at some points. This is a must read for fans of literary fiction. "
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