May 18, 2009

Midnight's Children by Rushdie: Tuesday Teaser


This novel is about a child born at midnight 1947 on India's independence day from Britain. The book follows his life (and India) into the modern age.

"Snakes can lead to triumph, just as ladders can be descended: my grandfather, knowing I would die anyway, administered the cobra poison. The family stood and watched while poison spread through the child's body...and six hours later, my temperature had returned to normal."

from Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, Book II, p.189

Teaser Tuesday meme courtesy of MizB at Should Be Reading. Choose two sentences at random from your current read; include the title and author for those who might want to read the book.

14 comments:

  1. I haven't read this one but it's a great teaser.
    Not enjoying it?? just a guess from your comment on my blog LOL

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  2. Teddyree: I haven't started it as yet, but it's a daunting 580 plus pages. Some readers have stopped in the middle. I am a little curious about how I'll like it, but I think I might.

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  3. Yow, that is kind of scary! Do you like the book? My teaser is here Have a great week and happy reading!

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  4. I've never read Rushdie but i do like the sound of your teaser. I'll be back to find out how you like the bbok!

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  5. Your teaser makes the book sound so interesting. I've never read any Rushdie but maybe I should.

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  6. Margot: this particular book has won awards and been given lots of kudos. I'm anxious to get into it and am sure I'll like the richness of it.

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  7. I've not tried Rushdie, but I've always intended to give him a try one of these days. Looking forward to hearing what you think!

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  8. Will be interested in how you like it - the size of the book has always turned me off.

    Great teaser

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  10. Thank you Missy for the Award! My second one! I'm delighted. Thanks for thinking of me!

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  11. Now I do have to read and review Midnight's Children! You've all convinced me I can't quit.

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  12. Wow that is a hard way to start your life.

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  13. I really want to read this one. I've actually never read any of Rushdie's books, only listened to them on audio tape, they are more accessible that way.

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  14. Audio tape sounds really good, especially right now when the weather is sunny and warm and it's hard to sit still and concentrate.

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