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Midnight’s Children

We’re back with another towering work from one of the most noteworthy names in modern literature. Midnight’s Children, published in 1981, is considered the seminal work from Indian-British writer, Salman Rushdie. The novel is what some describe as magical realism, though Rushdie prefers self describes as a “Surrealist” author. In the novel we follow one narrator and protagonist, Saleem Sinai, through the turbulent years of India’s transition from British colonial rule to independence and partition. It is rich postcolonial, postmodern, self-reflexive work which strives to preserve history by way of story, rather than facts and data. The novel not only won the Booker prize for fiction in 1981 but was dubbed “Best of the Bookers” twelve years later. If you appreciate Jose Luis Borges, Neil Gaiman, surrealist/magical realism, or high-literature you will likely enjoy this tome. Don’t let our meandering conversation steer you wrong — this one is a must read. We hope you enjoy ✌️

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