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Sunday, March 10, 2013
This was a Booker-prize award winning novel. I had always known that Salman Rushdie was a sensational writer. But I had not really read any of his novel until recently.To be honest, the title of the novel sounded  good and  very appealing when I  actually grabbed this novel from the library. I counted, this was my fourth Indian novel .But the true enthusiasm which was there before reading the novel was totally spoiled after reading some pages.Usually I don't have the habit of  counting the number of pages .But what can I do?This is a cunning novel which made to see the total number of pages(647) as I was afraid I will never finish it.

I  was not even halfway through  when I already gave up  reading this novel.This was  a kind of novel which would tempt you, annoy you, irritate you in a different kind of  way and finally you almost end up not reading  even though you are a serious book addict (if you loved this book, I didn't).This doesn't mean the novel wasn't that good- it was because Salman Rusdie's way of writing was very different,  I had to read it twice to understand the characters and the underlying story. I think if I were a literature student I would have liked it.But anyway this was a  unique novel because in this novel it was hard for me to find the story which was  actually a real suspense .

As I didn't have the  patience nor the spirit  to read this novel, i read the  story in Wikipedia because I would feel guilty not reading it. I've read many books out of which most of them are novels but this is the only novel that I returned back to the library without ever finishing  it.

I may not have read the full book, but I liked the following quote so much I couldn't get it off my mind.

"How life does turn out.For so many years even my ankles were a secret, & now i must be stared by strange persons who're not even my family members."