November’s book: Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

This month’s theme was “Man Book Prize winners”. There were loads of interesting books to choose from but, in the end, it was clear who the group favourite was:

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie


Born at the stroke of midnight, at the precise moment of India’s independence, Saleem Sinai is destined from birth to be special. For he is one of 1,001 children born in the midnight hour, children who all have special gifts, children with whom Saleem is telepathically linked.

But there has been a terrible mix up at birth, and Saleem’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns. As he grows up amidst a whirlwind of triumphs and disasters, Saleem must learn the ominous consequences of his gift, for the course of his life is inseparably linked to that of his motherland, and his every act is mirrored and magnified in the events that shape the newborn nation of India. It is a great gift, and a terrible burden.


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One thought on “November’s book: Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

  1. […] club of the year (and the last book club at its current home) to discuss Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. We welcomed  Alexandra to the group and said bonjour encore to a couple of 2nd timers (they […]

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