Time flies! We are in November now and we are one week before we begin reading the Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children together. I am very excited, hope you are too! Do you have a copy of the book with you right now? Beg, steal or borrow a copy if you don’t. If you wish to start reading now, it’s not a problem at all. Do remember to come back here and check what the group members have to say about the book and keep the discussion going!
So here’s the plan:
We’ll begin on the 12th November, Friday (00:00 Greenwich time) and ends on the 12th December, Sunday.
At the beginning of each weekend, I will post a weekly post with book-club discussion questions and you can post your thoughts and discussion about what you read throughout the week. It is absolutely fine if you don’t have a blog, just paste your reviews and your thoughts on the comments box. If you have a blog, send me a link to your blog post.
On the following weekend, I’ll do a quick wrap-up post on everyone’s and my progress.
At the end of the challenge, I’ll post a short quiz about the novel and you can show off your great memory skill and see how many of the questions you have got it right (without resorting to cheating or referring to the novel, that is!).
An introduction about the book:
Midnight’s Children won both the 1981 Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for the same year. It was awarded the “Booker of Bookers” Prize and the best all-time prize winners in 1993 and 2008 to celebrate the Booker Prize 25th and 40th anniversary. Midnight’s Children is also the only Indian novel on Time’s list of the 100 best English-language novels since its founding in 1923.
Midnight’s Children is a 1981 book by Salman Rushdie about India’s transition from British colonialism to independence. It is considered an example of postcolonial literature and magical realism. The story is expressed through various characters and is contexted by actual historical events as with historical fiction.
Noted director Deepa Mehta is working on the forthcoming film Midnight’s Children and is collaborating on the screenplay with Rushdie. The casting is still in progress. Mehta has stated that production will begin in September, 2010. (Source: Wikipedia)
There is still time. Round up your friends, grab a copy of Midnight Children and come read along with me this November!! 😀
Here’s the participants list again (in order of sign-up):
Sign up now and I’ll add you in!