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#90057 - 09/20/10 10:47 AM November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children
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Our November 2010 selection is Salman Rushdie's Booker-Prize-winning Midnight's Children. Rushdie's uses allegory and magical realism to explore the lead-up to and aftermath of India's independence and partition.

Some articles on Midnight's Children that may interest you:


Midnight's Children is LOOOOONG, which is why I'm starting this topic now in an attempt to give us all ample warning to get a copy and begin reading. Discussion begins on November 15. Happy reading!


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#90111 - 10/01/10 09:03 AM Re: November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children [Re: LaSalleUGirl]
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*bump* Just a reminder that we'll be discussing Midnight's Children in November. It's a pretty hefty tome, so it might be wise to bump it up to the top of the TBR list. Discussion begins on November 15.
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#90151 - 10/15/10 09:20 PM Re: November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children [Re: LaSalleUGirl]
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*bump* Just a reminder that we start discussing Midnight's Children in one month. Better start reading now!
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#90160 - 10/20/10 02:32 PM Re: November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children [Re: LaSalleUGirl]
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*bump* You know, I should really take my own advice and track down a copy of Midnight's Children. November 15 is going to be here before I know it...
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#90215 - 11/01/10 08:38 AM Re: November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children [Re: LaSalleUGirl]
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*bump* So, my copy of Midnight's Children has not arrived yet. It'd better hurry up, or I might start reading the copies of Blackout and All-Clear that have shown up in the meantime...

In any case, discussion of Midnight's Children begins on November 15. Happy reading!

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#90224 - 11/01/10 09:31 PM Re: November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children [Re: LaSalleUGirl]
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I've read it recently enough that I'm going to try and take part without rereading it, because I won't have time to do it this month. Oddly, I fell in love with Rushdie after reading Satanic Verses, which was the fourth book I'd read of his. Suddenly everything clicked. It hadn't at the time I read Midnight's Children, but I bet it would if I read it again.

Ah, well. Some day.

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#90260 - 11/08/10 06:23 PM Re: November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children [Re: essay]
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*bumpity*

My copy of Midnight's Children finally arrived, and I'm really enjoying it so far. I've never read Rushdie before, so this is an entirely new and delightful experience for me.

Discussion begins on November 15. One more week!

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#90278 - 11/15/10 03:09 PM Re: November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children [Re: LaSalleUGirl]
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I have been in extremely-slow-to-read mode recently, so I am only around halfway through Midnight's Children. I will try to pick up the pace, and I promise to come back and post as soon as I finish.

Once I adjusted to the discursive nature of the narrative, I began to really enjoy it - I just haven't devoted enough time to reading recently. I will say that I love Saleem's role in the division of Bombay State into Maharashtra and Gujarat.

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#90279 - 11/15/10 04:14 PM Re: November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children [Re: CaitlinM2]
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I'm not done yet, either, but I'm really enjoying the book. I don't really know what I was expecting, but it wasn't this. I like the discursive rambling through the family history and the side notes about Padma.

I'll try to devote a little more time to reading and a little less time to True Blood and Battlestar Galactica this week and see if I can't manage to finish.

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#90280 - 11/16/10 12:03 AM Re: November 2010 Selection: Midnight's Children [Re: LaSalleUGirl]
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I really should read it again. I hadn't somehow quite caught on to Rushdie until I read Satanic Verses, which was the fourth book of his I'd read. I don't think it's because this was a better book, I think it's because something finally clicked.
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