I've tried reading this numerous times, based on rave reviews from people who love love love it...I can't get past the first few pages. Rushdie's style is NOT for me. I much preferred Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance for a gripping, heartbreaking, epic story with Partition as a backdrop.
Thanks, Ness! I shall look out for it, and might read it after *finally* finishing King's History of New Zealand. < blush >
I was gifted this book back in the good old days when my husband didn't really know my taste in books. So I have read it, but I don't remember a single thing about it - except for the fact that I hated it. I think when it comes to tales about the Partition, I'd much rather read Ice Candy Man, or one of Manto's short stories.