Enchantment I haven’t experienced since Harry Potter.

With people fighting to earn Foursquare badges by checking in to their apartment buildings and other mundane locations every day, it’s hard to remember that we do not live in a video game where our sole purpose is to make it to the next level. In a whimsical and truly playful turn, Salman Rushdie stabs at our desire to collect magic mushrooms through the eyes of a 12-year-old protagonist in “Luka and the Fire of Life.”

Read more: September Book of the Month: “Luka and the Fire of Life” by Salman Rushdie | Divanee – South Asian news and entertainment.