The Satanic Verses

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Viking, Jan 1, 1989 - Fiction - 546 pages
Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel. Two figures fall to the sea, later washing up, alive, on a beach. It was an ambiguous miracle, for both seem to have acquired curious changes. Both have been chosen as opponents in the eternal wrestling match between Good and Evil.

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TL;DR: I liked this book, but it's not exactly a pleasure read. That being said... This book is a behemoth: both in size as well as in density of content. It's not a book that will please every reader ... Read full review

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So literary is this novel, so epic, that at times I expected heroic couplets. At other times, I wanted Leopold Bloom to stagger through the door, so strongly did I experience this as an Anglo-Indian ... Read full review



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Born in Bombay in 1947, Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels, including Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and a volume of essays, Imaginary Homelands. His numerous literary prizes include the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children and the Whitbread Prize for The Satanic Verses.

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