Originally posted by --Risha--
Hi Priya! How is the book? I'm so curious to read it since its banned here in Pakistan because of its supposed blasphemous matter
Currently reading "Oscar Wilde" by Richard Ellmann. It's a biography on Wilde.
Hey! Midnight's Children is a really interesting book in my opinion! I'm loving the sarcasm and irony with which the author dealt with many historical moments, like partition, the formation of India as an independent country and many political revolutions that happened. However the story revolves mostly around its protagonist, Saleem Sinai and his life and there is only a sprinkle of India's political and social situation in it. But you can easily draw some parallelism between Saleem's life and the socio-political situation in India.
Imo the only negative point is that the narrative is way too slow and Rushdie literally lingers on every single detail of the protagonist's life, so the book might seem a little boring initially, also because it takes a lot of background narration for the actual protagonist to be introduced.
So overall it's a very interesting book, I'm really liking it, but it takes some patience to deal with it lol. And regarding the blasphemous content, well... yes. There is some. But it's all about the author's irony and it's kind of part of his writing style.
How is Wilde's biography? He had a pretty interesting life right?