Reviews

  • "A magical-realist reflection of the issues India faced post-independence including culture, language, religion, and politics… It’s a truly incredible work."

    Jack Rear, Verdict
  • "The extraordinary alchemy of Midnight’s Children was its miraculous fusion of the fantastical and the historical."

    Jereme Boyd Maunsell, Evening Standard
  • "A wonderful, rich and humane novel that is safe to call a classic."

    Sam Jordison, Guardian
  • "Rushdie’s novel took a post-colonial “empire fights back” spirit, and a deep personal understanding of the politics of Indian partition, and exploded them into something teeming with imaginative life… He inhabits a hybrid consciousness, with a telepathic connection to the other children of midnight, and tells its stories for all he is worth."

    Tim Adams, Observer