The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses

A Novel

Book - 2000
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Gibreel Farishta, India's legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices, fall earthward from a bombed jet toward the sea, singing rival verses in an eternal wrestling match between good and evil.
Publisher: New York : Picador USA/Henry Holt and Co., 2000, c1988
Edition: 1st Picador USA ed. --
ISBN: 9780312270827
0312270828
9780670825370
Branch Call Number: FIC Rushd
Characteristics: 561 p

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ELForrence
Aug 01, 2017

One of the most worthless & boring books that I have ever read.

I picked this up to find out what the halabaloo about it was all about. I can only say that it is terribly overrated; and I just don't understand why it should be listed as one of the 10 most influential books of the past 10 years.

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daliajonikas
Jan 21, 2016

It is rare that I don't finish a book that I have started. After the first chapter and a few pages later, I packed it in. Too difficult to get into. I don't know how all those people who banned the book were able to get through the whole thing. Maybe it is a good book, but I'll never know.

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rswcove
Sep 23, 2015

That this story fails to live up to the hype is so unsurprising that it barely deserves mention. The prose is beautiful, and there are ideas in this story enough to fill three or four lesser works. And I think that is the problem. I do not think that the ideas interact well, or resolve well. This should have been several smaller books, where the ideas could be polished and allowed to sit framed by nothing unrelated to the idea itself. Instead the book is crowded and loud, beautiful but jarringly rowdy, various ideas clamoring for attention. This was I think, intended to be a symphony of its various ideas and stories, but it ends up being several poorly connected songs all sung in the same auditorium.

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Yassmines
Jul 06, 2014

Waste of time to read this book. Pompous words in paragraph long sentences which never get to the point and are snesless. What was the philosophy of the writer? That evil is humanized through rage and hatred? If it hadn't be for the "bad" publicity stirred by the muslims, the book would not have sold at all.

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cherylls
Aug 06, 2013

After all the hype, I was underwhelmed. I guess if I had never read Garcia Marquez , it would seem innovative. The novel is utilizes the magic realism developed by Spanish American writers. To me, it borrowed so heavily from that tradition that it read like 100 Years of Solitude Goes to India.

dmzll77 Apr 18, 2013

Please send my hold - Satanic verses by Salman Rushdie to St. George as requested. I specifically said St, George. Thanks

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SPL_STARR Jun 16, 2015

"'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die.'"

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