Friday, March 1, 2013

Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's children" - Won the Booker of Bookers.

Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's children" - released in 1982 - despised and banned by Indira Gandhi - Won the Booker of Bookers.
15th September 2012 - I started reading the book and finished it in straight seven days. This fantastical tale told with mystical beauty ranks as one of the best works of allegorical fiction ever written. The literary flights of imagination seduced by a historical backdrop of an illusory freedom lifts one to those rarefied airs of pure delight and unadulterated joy. Over 650 odd pages , Rushdie holds the reader enthralled in a story that shuttles back and forth in time; almost a Beethovian symphony that moves from a high octave to a low note without a semblance of a break in continuity. The choice of words, the turn of phrase , a nonchalant touch of arrogance - reaches a spiraling climax that never ends, but merely pauses; before the next mercurial onslaught of words from a proverbial master.

Book lovers - Read this. Its an effort worth a life time.

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