I am a latecomer to this book and about 2/3 through the audio version (the narrator is wonderful). This is a fascinating novel, with motley of very unusual characters and relationships and twists. There is so much to say about this imaginative and absorbing book. The main character drifts back and forth between his external world and what at times seems like a delusional internal life where he wields omnipotence and omniscience among the Midnight's children in contrast to a pathetic external world. I will savor the last 1/3 of the book. I am delighted with this recommendation. At times it is laugh out loud funny.
A good read for sure on a very limited segment of the war in the Pacific. It is disappointing however that the author is not devoting more time to a more sweeping narrative of the war in the Pacific. I may be spoiled by Jeff Shaara's more thorough series, particularly in his account of the Civil War.
Its hard to imagine a more absorbing, detail rich, thorough and compelling work of biography and history. Robert Caro takes his time in getting his writing out but it is well worth the wait. The examination of Lyndon Johnson as a politician and complex human being and the impact of his earlier life experiences on his decision making and relationships with other major political figures, particularly Robert Kennedy is masterly. I was inspired to re-read his earlier books in this series. I noticed some one star ratings for this book and can't imagine how that could have happened. I can't wait for the final installment in this series. It doesn't get any better.
This book quickly captures you and holds your attention throughout. The resolve and grit it took to live through unimaginable horrors- what a source of inspiration and triumph. You could not find this in fiction. This book would appeal to readers on many levels as it contains history, drama, the full range of human behavior, and much more. What a powerful story.
This is a gem of a Dickens novel. It was so good that I finished it even though the reader gulped water, and uttered loud and distracting throat clearings throughout the book. The narrative is wonderful and the reader actually reads very well, however the editors should have cut out the very distracting noises from the reader.I have downloaded hundreds of books from audible over the years and have never experienced such poor editing. Otherwise, it is a very involving novel, containing mystery, suspense, intrigue, wit, and wonderful language.
Yes, themes of love, attunement, resilience, resolve and adaptation run throughout. The execution of the "plan"is filled with high suspense as well. The story of coping with life for life outsude the room was extraordinary. Great dialogue.
A wonderful story of the plight, courage, resolve, and in some cases the triumph of Haitian slaves prior to, during and after the Haitian revolution. If you enjoy Alice Walker and Toni Morrison, or liked "The Help" then you will love this novel. I am new to the author so this was a great discovery. I couldn't put it down.
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