Los Versos Satanicos has ratings and reviews. Max said: Occasionally, I will go into Half Price Books and buy a book that hasn’t been recomm. Los versos satanicos / The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Los Versos Satanicos / The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The novel provoked great controversy in the Muslim community for what some Muslims believed were blasphemous references. The book is seen as “fundamentally a study in alienation. Between categories, beyond boundaries: Or after recently reading Midnight’s Children, my expectations were overboard. It contributed greatly to its readership or those who owned it in curiosity and soon gave up on reading it at all.

However, all this is by no means proof of the book’s litera This novel caused such commotion when it was published, that it’s famous for that rather than its content. Also if you want to understand this book fully you may need to study theology and migrate to a place that clashes with your cultural ideals.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. As big a fan of magic realism as I am, I was disappointed. I only mean that its soul is inaccessible, at least to me personally. Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent. See all 7 reviews.


Rushdie’s prose is rich and he handles humorous and tragic situations with equal facility, and I saw what he was aiming at, for the most part, though I think there are layers of nuance and cultural references I no doubt did not get. Banned or challenged Book Week. The other, Saladin Chamcha, grows into a horned, hoofed devil. Collected Nonfiction — Joseph Anton: The Times Of India. It weaves through the troubled lives of Gibreel, who becomes metaphorically the Archangel Gabriel, and Saladin, who becomes his Adversary, and there are a number of sub-plots as we follow the entire span of both mens’ lives.

First of all, while it is certainly unique in style and technique, I didn’t find it so hard to follow as many have suggested, although I recognize that, ignorant as I am of most things concerning the eastern history and tradition, I was bound to miss many implications that were definitely there, despite the helpful footnotes every now and then. See all 9 questions about Los Versos Satanicos….

Los versos satanicos / The Satanic Verses

When Rushdie first moves to the story of Mahound, the novel hits, temporarily, a brick wall that I was tempted not to clamber over. I read a bunch while I was sitting and waiting monitoring my students testing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. With multiple sub-plots in pseudo-parallel dream sequences, there’s a bit too much in the story.


Showing of 7 reviews. I read a bunch when I was sitting and waiting at a debate tournament. Two Indian ex-patriots, now living loss England living very famous lives are on an airplane when it is exploded by terrorists.

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For eight days we wrestled. And has this ever happened to kos Everything culminates into a showdown between these two entities. Gibreel FarishtaSaladin Chamcha. Ok, how about this: It is, indeed, a cantankerous beast with sections that one must slog through, but overall I think its reputation for impenetrability is somewhat undeserved.

The pilgrimage ends satanifos a catastrophic climax as the believers all walk into the water and disappear, amid disturbingly conflicting testimonies from observers about whether they just drowned or were in fact miraculously able to cross the sea.