Teaser Tuesdays: Midnight’s Children

Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children

Because this is Rushdie, I cannot restrict myself to just one. Here are two quotable quotes I came across today that I definitely had to share.

And perhaps it did; time, in my experience, has been as variable and inconstant as Bombay’s electric power supply…Unless we’re the ones who are wrong…no people who’s word for ‘yesterday’ is the same as their word for ‘tomorrow’ can be said to have a firm grip on the time.

Basically, he’s referring to the Hindi language where the same word kal is used to denote yesterday and tomorrow.

August in Bombay: a month of festivals, the month of Krishna’s birthday and Coconut Day; and this year, a new myth to celebrate, because a nation which had never previously existed was about to win its freedom, catapulting us into a world which would never exist except by the efforts of a phenomenal collective will-except in a dream we all agreed to dream; it was a mass fantasy shared in varying degrees by Bengali and Punjabi, Madrasi and Jat, and would periodically need the sanctification and renewal which can only be provided by rituals of blood.

Whew! He does write long sentences, doesn’t he?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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