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 Versesis 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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He's hiding a spastic plot behind mysticism. - Goodreads
Generally speaking, the plot is simple. - Goodreads
He doesn't sound confident in his writing. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Lisa.Johnson.James - LibraryThing

Ok, I'll admit, this is the second book of Rushdie's I've hacked my way through, & while this one was more tolerable than the last one I read, it was every bit as conflicting & confusing. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frenzie - LibraryThing

The Satanic Verses was structured a fair bit like Max Havelaar. While naturally it's approached from quite a different perspective, it shares even a similar ironic, satirical tone. In short, both are worth reading for very different, yet related reasons. Read full review

About the author (1997)

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

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