HAT Book Group Saturday Aug 11, 2:30-4pm, RM 2-198

The August Book Club Group Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 11th from
2:30-4:00 at OISE, 242 Bloor Steet West - Rm.  2-198  

This month we have chosen to read the second half of "Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie (from the chapter "Alpha and Omega" til the end).

Book Club leader, Jody Perrin.

Review: "Rushdie creates a wonderful panorama and guides us through post-1947 Nehru's India toward Indira's new India as his characters move across the length and breadth of India, associating themselves with history, witnessing its events, and occasionally being a part of them. From the old Kashmir with the silent dal lake to the massacre at Jallianwalbagh, from the streets and forts of Delhi to the language riots of Bombay, from the military coups in Pakistan, along the mysterious Rann of Kutch to the mangroves of the Sunderbans, the story keeps turning while showing you all the nuances, sentiments, and personalities of the Indian subcontinent. The characters are brilliantly depicted in rich variety and grab the readers attention immediately. It's not a history book but it presents history with stunning images in Rushdie's wonderful hinglish. A wonderful read!