Luka and the Fire of Life

by Salman Rushdie | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0099555328 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingTarnawing of Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 5/29/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTarnawing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, May 29, 2015
First published in Great Britain 2010 by Jonathan Cape. London : Vintage 2011. Paperback, 216 pages.
Cover illustration © Benjamin Tobitt.

Back cover:
you are Luka, a twelve-year-old boy who has to save the life of the storyteller father you adore.
you have two loyal companions by your side: a bear called Dog who can sing and a dog called Bear who can dance.
you must now embark on a journey through the Magic World to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task...
'A beautiful book... It's like a bridge,
built between generations, fabulous and strange and from the heart'
'Startlingly eloquent example of the games a fine storyteller can play'

About the author:
Slaman Rushdie is the author of ten previous novels, one collection of short stories, three works of non-fiction and the co-editor of The Vintage Book of Indian Writing. In 2008 Midnight's Children was judged to be the Best of the Booker, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize I its forty-year history.The Moor's Last Sigh won the Whitbread Prize in 1995 and the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature in 1996. He is a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres and was knighted in 1997 for services to literature.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingTarnawing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
I've got two or three Salman Rushdie books in my shelf but this one was the first I actually read. I expected so much — too much probably — from him. It's quite an interesting story and the language is, well, good, but yet I fell disappointed. I expected the language to be absolutely gorgeous, to have some poetic sparkle or something. It didn't. Admittedly, I often have a problem with Indian literature. I often find it a bit too dull. So, Luka and the Fire of Life did not touch me but I think the problem lies with me, not the book. I hope the next reader (whoever they'll be) enjoys it more.
This book is reserved as my January One book a month.

Edited, on Jan. 31, to add that this book is now reserved for BigJohnLefty.

Journal Entry 3 by wingTarnawing at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, February 12, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/12/2016 UTC) at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


Took quite a while before I mailed this book but I haven't been well or at home. Today I visited my books and took this one to the mailbox. Now Luka and the Fire of Life is supposed to have started its journey.
Happy Reading, BigJohn Lefty!

Journal Entry 4 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Got this in the mail yesterday from Tarna as a RABCK.

Thank you very much!

will read soon......

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