Luka and the Fire of Life – Salman Rushdie

I hadn’t had the chance to read something of Salman Rushdie, I have miss it for so long… but now I will try to find more books of him so I can enter his worlds. Salman Rushdie is a story teller and he makes you fly through the skies on a flying carpet to the world of imagination. Yes, he is pure imagination.

Rushdie use the words like they should be use, in a simple way but -yet- you get caught, and you have to repeat what you just read because of the wonderfulness that you just hear inside your head. How great it is.

Luka and the Fire of Life tells the story of a boy named Luka who must enter the magical world created by his father to save him from a deep sleep that will lead him to death. Within this, he must get through the levels and take the “fire of life”. In his adventure he will be accompanied by his dog named Bear and his bear named Dog. You will meet new people, jump through unknown places, fought with gods and prove himself for the love of his father.


What I underline:

-An adventure of my very own.

-He always was a dreamer, and now he’s gone and decided he prefers his dreams to me.

-The world was not always what it seemed to be.

-You have already achieve something extraordinary -by crossing the line, I mean- so perhaps you are capable of further extraordinary things.

-Eliminate the impossible, and what remains, however improbable, is the truth.

-I can’t see the future, and that feels right.

-Life is a flame […] life burns.

-It would be outrageous, and wonderful.

-This blindness was different, though; it felt, well, absolute.

-They were what there was before there were any words at all.

-Maybe dying was always like this: an argument between death and life.

-The gods in whom nobody believed any longer, except as stories that people once liked to tell. ‘They don’t have any power in the Real World anymore’.

-And these supposed almighties are sort of sleepwalkers, or echoes of themselves.

-No wonder she can’t see anyone Real. She has eyes only for herself.

-The adventure is over. It’s time to go home.

-I am exploiting their love and loyalty.

-Nothing must deflect me from my chosen course.

-He felt as is something more powerful than his own nature had taken control of him, some will stronger than his own that was refusing to accept the worst.

-Their time is a prison, they are the jailers, and the seconds and minutes are its walls.

-We know that when we fall in love, Time ceases to exist.

-Knowledge is both a delight and an explosive minefield; both a liberation and a trap.

-We want to be divine.

-The winds of change are blowing.

-There’s nothing ordinary about you.

-Sometimes the stars start dancing, and then anything can happen.


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