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.
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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