One title on his list:
Midnight's Children- Salman RushdieRead about Number One on Leitch's list.
The recent winner of the Booker of Booker's, Midnight's Children is often cited as a first novel. The reason is that Grimus, published in 1975, was so poorly received that barely anyone remembered it.
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