The Satanic Verses: A Novel

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Vintage Canada, 1997 - Families - 561 pages
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Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two men -- Gibreel Farishta, the biggest movie star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years -- plummet from the sky. Washing up on the snow-covered sands of an English beach, they proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.

The Satanic Verses is a wonderfully erudite study of the evil and good entwined within the hearts of women and men, an epic journey of tears and laughter, served up by a writer at the height of his powers.

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User Review  - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing

I started reading this book ten years ago, and have been trying to get back to it ever since. I'm proud to say I have now read through to the end. I enjoyed the imagery, the layers of cultures and ... Read full review

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User Review  - lavaturtle - LibraryThing

This book did not make any sense. I think 500-page dream sequences aren't really my thing. Also, the rather loose use of English sentences was cool for the first few pages, and then it just made the book harder to read. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Salman Rushdie is the author of seven novels, including The Satanic Verses, The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Midnight’s Children for which he won the Booker Prize and the “Booker of Bookers.”

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