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The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
The Satanic Verses
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One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two... show more
One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812976717 (0812976711)
ASIN: 812976711
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
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nente
nente rated it
2.0 The Satanic Verses
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...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
3.5 Falling from the sky
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...
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it
4.0
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...
Xalaila's book diary
Xalaila's book diary rated it
5.0 The Satanic Verses: A Novel (Bestselling Backlist)
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.
rubya
rubya rated it
2.0 The Satanic Verses: A Novel
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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