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The Satanic Verses 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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    I never got past page 60 in this book I read and forgot and reread and forgot again up unto about the fifth reading when I thought to myself that I might rate Midnight s Children as one of the greatest books I ve read, enjoyed the depiction of Benazir Bhutto as the Virgin Ironpants in Shame a great deal, but I also couldn t read Shalimar the Clown and thought that Grimus was excreble not even Rushie rated this first offering of his oeuvre So what was I doing trying so hard with the Satanic V I never got past page 60 in this book I read and forgot and reread and forgot again up unto about the fifth reading when I thought to myself that I might rate Midnight s Children as one of the greatest books I ve read, enjoyed the depiction of Benazir Bhutto as the Virgin Ironpants in Shame a great deal, but I also couldn t read Shalimar the Clown and thought that Grimus was excreble not even Rushie rated this first offering of his oeuvre So what was I doing trying so hard with the Satanic Verses I felt that for a book to engender such a farrago of praise, death and destruction I must read it for myself and see what it was all about But I couldn t It bored me rigid.However from the synopsis and reviews I have read of the book, I think it might translate into an excellent film, I just don t think there is a director alive courageous enough to make it, nor a cast who would act in it, and I don t blame any of them But I do hate that the fundamentalists hav...


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    Satanic Verses A CompositionHe had just finished his thirty fourth reading of the play The unsaid hate, the unseen events, the half imagined wrongs they tormented him What could cause such evil to manifest, he just could not figure He loved him too much to believe the simple explanation.And then the idea starts growing on him to explore the growth of evil just as Shakespeare showed, explored the tragic culmination of it And because you show the growth, it can no longer be a tragedy, no, Satanic Verses A CompositionHe had just finished his thirty fourth reading of the play The unsaid hate, the unseen events, the half imagined wrongs they tormented him What could cause such evil to manifest, he just could not figure He loved him too much to believe the simple explanation.And then the idea starts growing on him to explore the growth of evil just as Shakespeare showed, explored the tragic culmination of it And because you show the growth, it can no longer be a tragedy, no, no it has to be a comedy A tragicomedy Yes And he set to it He painted Othello as an Indian actor, worshiped and ador...


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    Occasionally, I will go into Half Price Books and buy a book that hasn t been recommended by any one I know, by an author I ve never read before, solely because of its critical acclaim I buy and read a book because I feel that I should, based on the general public s reaction to it It is a weakness Many months ago, I decided to buy Salman Rushdie s The Satanic Verses My decision was based on the controversy surrounding the book It was thought to be so controversial, so blasphemous, that Ay Occasionally, I will go into Half Price Books and buy a book that hasn t been recommended b...


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    From the archives September 27 1988 The Satanic Verses, the controversial first draft of the Quran recently discovered after spending 1379 years in a safe deposit box, finally appeared yesterday to a mixed reception Wheeeeee I m so excited said one fan who had spent all night lining up outside her local Barnes Noble A new book by Allah Can you believe it Other readers are however less enthusiastic about the novel, and take exception to its portrayal of the much loved character From t...


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    Here s the thing about this book that you will immediately grasp from what everyone says it s a beast I do not mean this in a bad sense I mean this in the sense that it s overwhelming It s long, complex storylines that involve overlapping characters and storylines that don t overlap in time or space at all , dense and occasionally slow It is not for the reader with ADD No matter how quickly you think you might read, reading this book will slow you d...


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    Unfortunately, most people know this book from the scandal and fatwa it generated around the personage of its prolific and outspoken author Salman Rushdie rather than the book itself The thing that enraged some Muslims and the Ayatollah of Iran most of all was Rushdie s hypothesis that Mohammed, being completely illiterate and having the Qu ran being narrated to him by Archangel Gabriel could have dozed off at one point and that Satan could have impersonated Gabriel without Mohammed noticing Unfortunately, most people know this book from the scandal and fatwa it generated around the personage of its prolific and outspoken author Salman Rushdie rather than the book itself The thing that enraged some Muslims and the Ayatollah of Iran most of all was Rushdie s hypothesis that Mohammed, being completely illiterate and having the Qu ran being narrated to hi...


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    What kind of idea are you This question, scattered throughout the pages of this novel, is the intermediary between the author and his work A waterloo of sorts, a windbreaker giving rise to the question of the material s purpose It gives us some sort of glimpse as to why he chose to name it Satanic Verses , insight to all its diabolical implications, and some sort of motive as to why it is disrespectful to Islam and the Prophet So what kind of an idea is this In turn, what kind of idea are w What kind of idea are you This question, scattered throughout the pages of this novel, is the intermediary between the author and his work A waterloo of sorts, a windbreaker giving rise to the question of the material s purpose It gives us some sort of glimpse as to why he chose to name it Satanic Verses , insight to all its diabolical implications, and some sort of motive as to why it is disrespectful...


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    People jumping into this book blindly may soon find themselves wishing they had informed themselves somewhat beforehand I must claim an embarrassing ignorance about just about every aspect of this daunting work at the outset I had only the faintest whisper of a memory of having heard the phrase satanic verses outside of a discussion of the ever present religiously sanctioned hit out on the author s life I had very little knowledge of Indian culture and none regarding the cross cultural expe People jumping into this book blindly may soon find themselves wishing they had informed themselves somewhat beforehand I must claim an embarrassing ignorance about just about every aspect of this daunting work at the outset I had only the faintest whisper of a memory of having heard the phrase satanic verses outside of a discussion of the ever present religiously sanctioned hit out on the author s life I had very little knowledge of Indian culture and none regarding the cross cultural experiences of Indian immigrants living in Great Britain, and I...


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