What did you read in October?

Have you read any good books this month?

Now, normally, I read at least four books in any given month.

But this month has been different. I only managed one.

This one.

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In fact, I still haven’t quite finished it.

Not because it isn’t very good or because I don’t like it.

I like it a lot. The story is engrossing, exciting, inventive, imaginative.

The language Rushdie uses is so playful that it would be a waste to rush through this book, for fear of missing a joke or a pun or a funny line.

Here’s the plot: Luka finds himself in a magical world, which is much like a video game, where he is on a quest to save his dying father; he must find the Fire of Life before it is too late, and meets a bunch of weird and wonderful characters along the way to help him.

Yes, it is a kids’ book, but it has so much going on, so many layers of meaning and rich humour, that this is a story to savour.

I will be sad when it ends.

What have you been reading lately?

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2 comments

  1. I really struggled to read Midnight’s Children, so have been put off trying another Rushdie novel. I think I need to try Midnight’s Children again though as he is such a good writer. I’ve read loads in October, but my favourite book was probably the Immortalists. I’d recommend it, if you haven’t read it already.

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