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  • Title: Luka and the Fire of Life
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • ISBN: 9780099555322
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback

  • IMAGINEyou are Luka, a twelve year old boy who has to save the life of the storyteller father you adoreAGINEyou have two loyal companions by your side a bear called Dog who can sing and a dog called Bear who can danceAGINEyou must now embark on a journey through the Magic World to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous taskWith HIMAGINEyou are Luka, a twelve year old boy who has to save the life of the storyteller father you adoreAGINEyou have two loyal companions by your side a bear called Dog who can sing and a dog called Bear who can danceAGINEyou must now embark on a journey through the Magic World to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous taskWith Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables, and it proved to be one of his most popular books with readers of all ages While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun s younger brother, is a gift for his second son on his twelfth birthday Lyrical, rich with word play, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories, this is Salman Rushdie at his very best.
    Salman Rushdie
    Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent His style is often classified as magical realism, while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western world.His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, led to protests from Muslims in several countries, some of which were violent Faced with death threats and a fatwa religious edict issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran, which called for him to be killed, he spent nearly a decade largely underground, appearing in public only sporadically In June 2007, he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for services to literature , which thrilled and humbled him In 2007, he began a five year term as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University.


    Commentaires:

    Steven
    Luka and the Fire of Life was disappointing. Clearly Rushdie loves words. It is full of puns. Clearly he knows his myths and theology. There are all kinds of god and minor deities across many societies and races.So Luka is off on a quest to save his father. As I read I ws reminded of The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit, and even the Percy Jackson series. The quest is loosely structured around a gaming paradigm. Doesn't all of that sound like it should be great fun? It is for a while. But after a bit, i [...]

    AnaVlădescu
    when i embarked on this, i expected to like it just as much as i did "Haroun and the Sea of Stories", which was a solid 3 stars rating, due to it being a children's book and its kind of messy absurdness. i do like things to be absurd in a book, but not chaotical. there's a difference, i had an already formed opinion about this. it was going to treat on about the same subject, continuing Haroun's story with that of his brother, Luka, in a magical world of their father's creation. Rashid is a stor [...]

    Megan Baxter
    I know I have written before about books that just fit. Books that snuggle into crooks and crevices of your mind, that nest as though they had been born there. Books that hit themes and subjects and loves in just the right ways. This is one of those books. In Luka and the Fire of Life, Rushdie has created a modern fairytale, weaving together myths modern and ancient in a glorious mishmash of energy, shot through with meditations on mortality and storytelling.Note: The rest of this review has bee [...]

    Rajat Ubhaykar
    I couldn't put this one away for long. Soon, my mind would begin to wander, curiosity would get the better of me and I simply had to know how far and in what direction Rushdie would choose to take this hyper-imaginative exercise in children's fantasy.The book is set in a video-gamesque alternate reality (Luka can see the number of lives he has left in the form of a running counter in his field of vision and has to save his progress after clearing every level, for God's sake) interspersed with wi [...]

    Nikki
    I’ve been meaning to try something by Rushdie for a while, and the idea of trying something I hadn’t heard of by him sounded appealing. Especially since it’s a fable-like story set mostly in a fantasy world; that’s the sort of setting that most appeals to me. I actually don’t know much about the plots of Rushdie’s other books — just that there were a lot of objections to The Satanic Verses.Luka and the Fire of Life is a fairly traditional fable in one way: a boy, seeing his father [...]

    Deanna Drai Turner
    Take your grandmother's Oster blender out of the attic. Mix in:a dash of Shel Silverstein's imagination + a pinch of Vyasa's circumspection + a tablespoon of Roald Dahl originality + a dollop of Joseph Campbell's mythological mastery +a sliver of the Dalai Lama's life wisdomir it gently in a rue of John Steinbeck's fantasmagorically-simple storytelling prowess. it onto a paper plated you get Salman Rushdie! HOLY TOLEDO what a brilliant mind.I hardly know anything about this man. I heard tell on [...]

    Nabilah Firdaus
    Although I'm not a fan of fantasy genre, I think Luka and the Fire of Life is a well written novel with highly creative language and it is full of puns! (omg who doesnt love puns!) A very creative and dreamlike piece.This book may appeal kids because it's some sort of video games, where Luka embarks on a journey to the magical world in order to save his father's life. However, how childish and imaginative this may seem, it is also kind of heavy as the author weaves the story together with philos [...]

    Daren
    The second of Rushdie's childrens fantasy stories, set in an alternative reality in a video-gamesque style. Luka is the younger bother of Haroun (of Haroun And The Sea Of Stories fame), and the son of Rashid Khalifa - famous story-teller. He harbours some jealousy that his brother had an adventure, and now his opportunity is here.With his friends Bear the dog, and Dog the bear, recently escaped from a circus, Luka crosses the frontier into the World of magic. His task - to steal the fire of life [...]

    Le Matt
    A feel-good Disneyesque romp that is replete with witticisms and wordplay, this book is as different from Midnight's Children as night and day in terms of content and delivery. More importantly, it lacks the depth of an adult novel and the levity of a children book. Where is the character development? While it's meant to be an adventure into a magical world, you never quite feel the peril or excitement that accompanies it - everything flashes and dances like a video game on fast forward. One alm [...]

    Harun Harahap
    Ini adalah buku kedua lanjutan dari Harun dan Samudera Dongeng, dan gue sudah punya buku ini sejak tahun 2013. Ya, butuh waktu 3 tahunan buat gue memulai buku yang sudah bertumpuk dengan buku lainnya. Kenapa tiba-tiba gue baca buku ini? Mungkin karena sudah takdir saja kali ya.Buku ini sama dengan buku sebelumnya, masih seputar dongeng. Tapi menurut gue sepertinya lebih seru yang ini. Karena bentuknya seperti petualangan untuk mencari sesuatu demi menyelamatkan ayahnya. Yah mirip buku-buku fanta [...]

    Tania
    Aceasta carte m-a distrat .

    Mayra Nakamura
    Let me start by saying I came to this book after rediscovering my love for fantasy because of Neil Gaiman (who coincidently reviewed this book, too) and Mariana Enríquez. It is because of fantasy that I think Rushdie did not disappoint. He managed to create a fabulous magical world that exists alongside the "real world" ("our" world). The alluring thing about this particular magical universe is that it concentrates elements ranging from mythology to pop culture in a contemporary setting that ow [...]

    Neeraja S
    Since I loved reading Haroun and the Sea of Stories, I began reading its sequel, which is also Rushdie’s latest book, Luka and the Fire of Life. This book is a sequel in that it has the same core characters and settings, but is not an extension of the story of Haroun’s adventure. Luka is Haroun’s younger brother and is the apple of his parent’s eyes (especially his father’s), as his birth seemed to have stilled the notion of Time for the aged couple. Luka yearns to go on a magical adve [...]

    Crystal King
    Beautiful, wondrous and joy-filled, this is such a fun and fantastical book. It straddles the line between a book for children and a book for adults but if I had kids, this would be a wonderful, extra long read aloud.

    Marika
    Luka and the Fire of Life, written for Rushdie’s second child, is an adventure for the Shah of Blah’s second child. Again, we follow a classic journey into lands of the unknown and through a series of trials our protagonist comes of age. Like Haroun, Luka is aided throughout the book by an afflicted version of his father, in this case his father’s death, Nobodaddy. But unlike Haroun, this book resonates more strongly for children than adults, having references to current culture and follow [...]

    Sheri
    I had NO IDEA this was a kid's book until I opened it. Hah. Very Allegorical with a capital Al Passage of Time and taking the correct Path; everything is a Proper Noun and all the Gods come to life. Clearly follows the heroic quest paradigm. Rushdie reminds me of Jester's Phantom Tollbooth at times and the ending felt Gaiman American Gods. Overall it was fine, but a bit wordy at times. He loves his lists.

    Michelle
    Neither quite as magical nor child-appropriate as the first one. It is, in truth, a bit long-winded at times. Instead of being entranced by the prose as with Haroun and the Sea of Stories, I found myself rather adrift in it.

    Birgitte Bach
    Tænk at en far kan skrive og forære sin søn, så fantastisk et eventyr som gave. Det er en historie, der kombinere den klassiske eventyrfortælling med moderne computerspil. Forfatteren er glad for at bruge sproget og historien er fyldt med kåd leg med sprog og ord. Nu kunne jeg bare rigtig godt tænke mig, at læse den anden roman "Harun og eventyrhavet", som han har skrevet til sin ældste søn.

    Blake
    it was good some parts were a little long but it made u think about things like immortality

    Coral Davies
    Well written but absolutely tedious.

    Maria
    This is a lovely, quick read, a sequel of sorts to Haroun and the Sea of Stories. It follows Haroun's younger brother, Luka, on a quest through their father's magical world of stories to find the Fire of Life and bring it back to save his father's life. He is accompanied by Bear, the Dog, and Dog, the Bear, as well as the beautiful, powerful, and thoroughly irreverent Insultana of Ott, a pair of elephant birds, and a doppelganger of his own father — the specter of his father's death. Along the [...]

    Lauma
    Mana pirmā iepazīšanās ar slaveno autoru, kurš ir tik slavens un tādā veidā slavens, ka ir gan ziņkārīgi, gan arī jau bail ķerties klāt. Manuprāt, ārkārtīgi veiksmīga izvēle."Lūka un dzīvības uguns" ir kaut kas pa vidu starp Endē Bezgalīgo stāstu, Geimena Par laimi piens un Eko daudzslāņainajiem atsauču pārbagātajiem romāniem. Šīs šķietami nesavietojamās lietas veido ne sevišķi garu, bagatīgu piedzīvojumu stāstu, kas veltīta autora jaunākajam dēlam, t [...]

    Tung
    Haroun and the Sea of Stories was one of my top reads from three years ago: I found it a charming fantasy fairy tale with Lewis Carroll-like wordplay. So I was looking forward to Luka and the Fire of Life, which is a sequel. The book takes place years after the events of the first, and its protagonist is Haroun’s younger brother, Luka. Luka is looking for his own special adventure after growing up and hearing about his older brother’s adventure. Luka gets his chance when his father Rashid su [...]

    Alex Telander
    Sir Salman Rushdie really needs no introduction, as one of the most renowned authors of the last thirty years after the success of Midnight’s Children and the infamous Satanic Verses, he has gone on to delight and entrance readers across the globe. In 1990 he published Haroun and the Sea of Stories for his first son who’d asked him to write him a book that he would enjoy. Rushdie admits to needing to take time to find the right voice for a children’s fantasy book, but certainly achieved it [...]

    Travis
    “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!”The topic discussed is life and death through a fable, Luka(who is our hero) explores in an antic fashion, things most of us have thought about; the relationships between the world of imagination and the "real" world, between authoritarianism and liberty, between what is true and what is phony, and between ourselves and the gods that [...]

    Vanessa
    Okay. So. I was all ready to trash this book after, well, most of it. It is too cute by half. A dog named bear! A bear named dog! Like, shut up! I don't know. I really was finding it more silly and self-regarding than profound. And really, I think that is probably the right conclusion, ultimately. Especially as it enrages me when Rushdie reheats his old books to write a worse version of them. Like, why does he do this? I suppose this is why I am not a fiction writer. It seems like a tough gig. B [...]

    Euisry Noor
    Setelah membaca Luka and the Fire of Life dan Haroun and the Sea of Stories (dua-duanya versi terjemahan Serambi) saya jadi tahu bahwa Salman Rushdie adalah Raja Omong Kosong itu sendiri. Di antara keunggulan tulisannya adalah dia pintar sekali bermain-main dengan kata-kata (ya iya laahh), dan karena itu sepertinya bakal lebih mantap kalau baca sendiri versi Inggrisnya (banyak plesetan kata2 bahasa Inggris). Dia juga bagus dalam menjejalkan arti-arti tersembunyi yang bisa jadi multi-tafsir dalam [...]

    McKenzie
    Though I just purchased Midnight's Children, I decided to read Luka and the Fire of Life for my first Salman Rushdie experience, since I had no expectations or even idea what it was about. Though this apparently is a sequel to Haroun and the Sea of Stories, I did not feel lost starting with Luka, especially since this is a children's book with a relatively simple plot. Luka's father is ill, and Luka must save him by entering the world created by his father's stories as if it were a video game - [...]

    Cheryl
    This novel is kind of the sequel to "Haroun and the Sea of Stories". Once again Rashid (the father) finds himself in trouble and his son must journey to a magical land in order to save him. However, the son this time is Haroun's younger brother Luka. First off, those driven nuts by the rhyming in "Haroun" (you know who you are) will be pleased to find it is absent from this book. However, it is replaced with something I found even more annoying. The quest is set in the context of a video game. L [...]

    Nicki Markus
    Let me say first off that I am not usually a fan of Rushdie's writing. I found Midnight's Children dull and for a while I put off reading anything else of his. Finally I picked up Satanic Verses. I enjoyed this one more, but was still not completely convinced. When I saw this book come up on NetGalley, I figured I'd give him one last chance.I think it must be a case of third-time-lucky, as I really enjoyed this book. The story is deceptively simple on the surface, like a fairytale adventure, but [...]

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