Midnight's Children

by Salman Rushdie | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099578514 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingengelsmanwing of Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 1/23/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingengelsmanwing from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, January 23, 2022
Sorry, this is an older edition, so the cover art doesn't match the picture.

The blurb at amazon.co.uk reads:

Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious

I read this years ago, before BookCrossing, and remember it as being a very interesting story, about aspects of life in India and its partition into the new Pakistan about which I knew nothing. But it's also a bit of a weird book, all of these children having this telepathic link that both unites and divides them. I enjoyed it.

This is #714 on the https://www.listchallenges.com/1001-books-you-must-read-2018 list

Journal Entry 2 by wingengelsmanwing at - Ergens in Leiden in Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, January 23, 2022

Released 4 mos ago (1/23/2022 UTC) at - Ergens in Leiden in Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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to be left somewhere in Leiden during a socially distanced walk with friends

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