The Satanic Verses
When a jumbo jet blows apart above the English Channel, Gabreel and Saladin are two who survive and are washed up on an English beach. However, it soon becomes clear that curious changes have come over them and that they have been chosen as protagonists in the eternal struggle between God and the... show more
When a jumbo jet blows apart above the English Channel, Gabreel and Saladin are two who survive and are washed up on an English beach. However, it soon becomes clear that curious changes have come over them and that they have been chosen as protagonists in the eternal struggle between God and the Devil. Salman Rushdie is the author of "Midnight's Children", winner of the 1981 Booker Prize, and "Shame".
Publish date: February 22nd 1989
Publisher: The Viking Press
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, Indian Literature
, Banned Books
, Magical Realism
Neither very magical nor quite real.I have had a lot of issues with this book as I read on, but possibly the biggest problem is that I can't be bothered to address them all.With a great big cast of characters, is it inevitable that they would be all rather flat? I might say yes, but surely that need...
With its electrifying first chapter, Rushdie's most controversial novel sets the scene for dramatic and mystical events to intrude violently into the well worn land of the living. His grandiose language lends itself to reading aloud to your family when caught in crawling motorway traffic in a thunde...
I remember I was working in a book store when this was first released to much controversy over death threats and due in part to that it became a best seller. I am pretty sure that is one of the main reasons I didn't read it then. The other being I didn't always want to read the newest releases. Even...
Complicado, tanto por el estilo como por las historias entrelazadas. Deja mucho qué pensar, pues es una crítica a la creencia de que Mahoma recibió la revelación directamente de un ángel de Dios. Con razón lo condenaron a muerte. No dejen de leerlo.
I usually like magical realism! And this book had all this political drama behind it! Nonetheless, I couldn;t get into it. Figured I'd move on to books I'd actually enjoy rather than force myself through it.
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