Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Luka and the Fire of Life; Salman Rushdie

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


 This week pick is not the type of story I normally read, but when I saw the cover and read the description I was drawn to it. I have a bit of a wait though.......release date is November 16, 2010, Random House. 




(amazon).....“You’ve reached the age at which people in this family cross the border into the magical world. It’s your turn for an adventure—yes, it’s finally here!” So says Haroun to his younger brother, twelve-year-old Luka, in Salman Rushdie’s thrilling, delightful, lyrically crafted fable for the young and young at heart.
       
The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, where a terrible thing happens: Luka’s father, Rashid, the legendary storyteller of Kahani, falls suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one can rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the world of magic with his loyal companions, Bear the dog and Dog the bear, as they encounter a slew of fantastical creatures, strange allies, and challenging obstacles along the way—all in the hopes of stealing the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly treacherous task.

Filled with frolicking wordplay and unexpected twists, and fueled by the power of words and the imagination, this is Salman Rushdie at his best.


What book are you waiting for?

17 comments:

  1. It is good to see another Rushdie coming out-I have a lot of his books I want to read lined up in my mind-thanks for this information

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  2. Wow, that is a beautiful cover. I love it. I've heard he is such a good author. I do have a few of his books that I picked up but haven't gotten to yet. Good pick.

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  3. This one sounds delightful, and magical, and fabulous!

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/waiting-on-wednesday-14/

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  4. Sounds different for Rushdie. Looks full of promise though. Thanks.

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  5. Nice pick. I'll be watching for reviews!

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  6. Love everything about this. I will definitely be pre-ordering it. Thanks for placing this one on my radar.

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  7. The last paragraph of this description sold me. Going on the list...it's a different read for me too

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  8. Oh, this looks wonderful! I had no idea that Rushdie was writing a children's book!! Thanks for sharing this!

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  9. I haven't read a Rushdie book since college. This one looks good.

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  10. I'll leave this one to you...I've never been able to get through Rushdie.

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  11. I could see why you might be drawn to this one. Interesting looking cover too!

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  12. I have never read Rushdie but am about to start Midnight's Children. Have you read many of his books?

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  13. That cover is phenomenal - maybe this will be the one that will get me to read Rushdie.

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  14. I have not read ANY Rushdie books, but own 4 or 5 of them. He's on my new author's list for 2010 to try.

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  15. This one sounds great! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    -Amy
    Life by Candlelight

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  16. I've never read Rushdie but the cover is very interesting for sure.

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