41 books finished in 2016: Midnight’s Children

41 books finished in 2016

I had the privilege of seeing Sir Salmon Rushdie speak in September. He was so delightful and thoughtful that I knew I’d enjoy his writing, so I immediately purchased the book that had already been recommended to me and put it next in my reading queue.

THIS BOOK WAS SO DELIGHTFUL! I love a narrator with no boundaries, and I loved how frequently he doubted his own memory while also weaving a complex and beautiful and absurd history of India.

I’ve sought out a few more books that fall under the category of magical realism since many of the things I enjoyed about this book match what I enjoyed in Love in the Time of Cholera. It’s possible that I’ve not just discovered a few authors to pursue, but a whole genre to dive into!

4 thoughts on “41 books finished in 2016: Midnight’s Children

  1. This is one of my all-time favorites and definitely the one that made me fall in love with Rushdie. So envious that you got to see him speak! And yes, magical realism, especially by South Asian writers, is a fabulous genre. Have you read any of Jhumpa Lahiri’s work?

  2. Pingback: 4 books finished in 2017: Sleeping on Jupiter | Maggie Makes It Better

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