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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Well conceived, but I get the distinct impression that Rushdie has never met an actual human being. The writing can be very poetic but is mostly pompous and incredibly tedious. Read full review

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Having read Jose Saramago's The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, which by the way I loved, I expected to find something intelligent that would not offend by raise a debate over a few controversies ... 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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