Thursday, April 9, 2015

Midnight's Children by: Salman Rushdie

Saleem Sinai was born at the stroke of midnight, at the precise moment of India's independence, he was born special. He is one of the 1,001 children born in the midnight hour of India's independence, children who have been bestowed special gifts, children who Saleem is connected to telepathically. But, there has been a mix up at birth and Saleem's life take twists and turns. He grows amidst disasters and triumphs he realizes that his fate is inexplicably connected to the fate of his country. Every one of his actions is mirrored and magnified to shape the newborn country India. It is a terrible curse, and a great blessing. 

The blurb of Midnight's Children made it sound like a really cool book. It wasn't. It was quite boring. It took me three months and two days to read it. Those of you who know me well, will realize that three months and two days is too much for me to read a six hundred forty-seven page book. I read a eight hundred forty-nine page book in three days for god's sake. I believe I found it boring because I expected a wonderfully written action packed book. I did not like the way it was written. The sentences were jerky and broken which made it hard to understand anything. The style of writing was just not compatible to me, as a reader. Another reason that I found it boring was because it was incredibly slow moving. I honestly believe that Salman Rushdie wrote a two hundred page book in six hundred forty-seven pages. I would give Midnight's Children 0 stars.

Here is the Goodreads link for Midnight's Children:


  1. I absolutely agree with you. I've tried to read this book several times, and never get very far. I'm not dense. I'm bored.

    1. Most of the people around were shocked by how long it took me to read it. I literally had to sit down and force myself to read it.


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