The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses first edition can be found herealternate covers for this ISBN can be found here and hereJust before dawn one winter s morning a hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel Through th

  • Title: The Satanic Verses
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • ISBN: 9780670825370
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
  • first edition can be found herealternate covers for this ISBN can be found here and hereJust before dawn one winter s morning a hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel Through the debris of limbs, drinks trolleys, memories, blankets and oxygen masks, two figures fall towards the sea without benefit of parachutes Gibreel Farishta, India s legendary mfirst edition can be found herealternate covers for this ISBN can be found here and hereJust before dawn one winter s morning a hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel Through the debris of limbs, drinks trolleys, memories, blankets and oxygen masks, two figures fall towards the sea without benefit of parachutes Gibreel Farishta, India s legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices, self made self and Anglophile supreme Clinging to each other, singing rival songs, they plunge downward, and are finally washed up, alive, on the snow covered sands of an English beach A miracle but an ambiguous one, because it soon becomes apparent that curious changes are coming over them Gibreel seems to have acquired a halo, while, to Saladin s dismay, his legs grow hairier, his feet turn into hoofs, and there are bumps burgeoning at his temples.So begins The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie s first novel for five years.Gibreel and Saladin have been chosen by whom as protagonists in the eternal wrestling match between Good and Evil But which is which Can demons be angelic Can angels be devils in disguise As the two men tumble through their tale, through time as well as space, towards their final confrontation, we are witnesses to a cycle of extraordinary stories, tales of love and passion, of betrayal and faith the story of Ayesha, the butterfly shrouded visionary who leads an Indian village on an impossible pilgrimage of Allie, the mountain climber haunted by a ghost who urges her to attempt the ultimate feat a solo ascent of Everest of murders, metamorphoses and riots in a London visible but unseen and, centrally, the story of Mahound, the Prophet of Jahilia, the city of sand Mahound, the recipient of a revelation in which satanic verses mingle with divine.In this great wheel of a book, where the past and the future chase each other furiously, Salman Rushdie takes us on an epic journey, a journey of tears and laughter, of wonderful stories and astonishing flights of the imagination, a journey towards the evil and the good that lie inseparably entwined within the hearts of women and of men.

    The Satanic Verses The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie s fourth novel, first published in and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad As with his previous books, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contemporary events and people to create his characters. The Satanic Verses Britannica The Satanic Verses, magic realist epic novel by British Indian writer Salman Rushdie that upon its publication in became one of the most controversial books in recent times Its fanciful and satiric use of Islam struck many Muslims as blasphemous, and Iran s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie Sep , The Satanic Verses is vastly imaginative and creative it is a force to be reckoned with in the literary world providing you can actually get through it And there s the rub because The Satanic Verses is quite possibly the single most confusing piece of The Satanic Verses A Novel Paperback The Satanic Verses A Novel Salman Rushdie on FREE shipping on qualifying offers NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A torrent of endlessly inventive prose The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie Jun , 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. The Satanic Verses answering islam The Satanic Verses Few books have had the publicity that surrounds The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie This brief article seeks to provide some background material for the book s title and for reasons why even the title might disturb Muslims. The Satanic Verses Summary GradeSaver The Satanic Verses Questions and Answers The Question and Answer section for The Satanic Verses is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Ask Your Own Question The Satanic Verses Quotes by Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses Quotes Showing of Language is courage the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses likes Like From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable The Satanic Verses controversy The Satanic Verses controversy, also known as the Rushdie Affair, was the heated and frequently violent reaction of Muslims to the publication of Salman Rushdie s novel The Satanic Verses, which was first published in the United Kingdom in and inspired Download The Satanic Verses PDF Ebook Free Your PDFs Read the summary and our review of the book The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie And download The Satanic Verses PDF ebook free via the download button at the end The Satanic Verses PDF Review There are many books available on the subject of the magic realism but the book we are talking about is one of the very famous books in this

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    1. Salman Rushdie

      Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent His style is often classified as magical realism, while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western world.His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, led to protests from Muslims in several countries, some of which were violent Faced with death threats and a fatwa religious edict issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran, which called for him to be killed, he spent nearly a decade largely underground, appearing in public only sporadically In June 2007, he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for services to literature , which thrilled and humbled him In 2007, he began a five year term as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University.

    669 thoughts on “The Satanic Verses”

    1. 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 [...]


    2. 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, [...]


    3. 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 [...]


    4. From the archives: September 27 1988The 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 [...]


    5. 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 down. No matter how determined you are to [...]


    6. 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 [...]


    7. يقول المفكر البريطانى رولد ديهلان هذا النمط من اثارة الحساسية قد اوصل كتبا غير متميزة على الاطلاق الى قمة الكتب الاكثر مبيعا فى العالم ولكن فى نظرى هذه طريقة رخيصة للوصول للهدف وفى نظرى انه انتهازى خطيرديلى نيوز مارس 1989كتاب ايات شيطانية يدل على احد امرين اما الجهل المطبق با [...]


    8. 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 [...]


    9. 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 [...]


    10. " إن الوغد موجود في كل مجتمع و لكنه لا يظهر على السطح إلا في فترات الإنتقال , و هو لا يرمي إلى أي غاية , و لا يسعى إلى أي هدف , و لا يملك أي فكرة , كل ما هنالك أنه يعبر عن نفاذ صبر , و يدل على اختلاط الأمور في المجتمع , و مع ذلك نرى الوغد - دون أن يدرك هو ذلك - يخضع في جميع الأحيان تقريبا [...]


    11. (2.5 ** το μισό το χρωστάει στην συναναγνωστική μου Ταλεντάρα )Ο Ρούσντι με τους Σατανικούς Στίχους παίζει δεξιοτεχνικά με όλα τα είδη αφηγηματικής τέχνης μα και με το νευρικό σύστημα των αναγνωστών. Το πολύπλευρο παραμύθι του μαγικού και ζοφερού ρεαλισμού του εισβάλει σαν ι [...]


    12. لا أعلم لماذا رشدي إنحدر بمستواه بهذا العمل ذلك (آيات شيطانية) فكرًا وأسلوبا أدبيًا. خصوصًا أنني قرأت له قبل هذ العمل رواية (أطفال منتصف الليل)أولًآ وهي رائعته الجميلة، والتي أبدع فيها بموضوع الهند قبل وبعد الإستقلال، ثم قرأت (آيات شيطانية) ومن بعدها غير عمل له ومنها عمله (الع [...]


    13. Salman Rushdie uses excessive language to cloud discordant plots, has a part-time occupation of scouring the news to write op-eds about evil Muslim organizations he reads about, and is obsessed with celebrity.Rushdie strangles his plot in The Satanic Verses by hitching every development to a forced and unnecessarily long description or metaphor. His overwriting prevents the development of narrative flow. He even returns to more metaphors about the same topic sometimes, like when he writes about [...]


    14. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is overwhelming in terms of plot, imagery, and its large cast of characters. However, it is completely worth it and it flows beautifully once you get in tune with the book. I bought the Satanic Verses when I was 17 and I was not ready for it--I read 15 pages and then put it away. I picked it up again 7 years later and could not put it down. There is just much packed into this book. One would have to read it many many times to get the full meaning of it [...]


    15. Midnight’s Children is a truly fantastic book. This one is shrouded in controversy and carries with it quite an interesting history. For those that don’t know, the author had to go into hiding for ten years due to public death threats and fear of reprisals from some rather angry people he ticked off with his words. Time to see what all the fuss was about! I do hope I enjoy it as much as Midnight’s Children.


    16. I'm giving this four stars because I acknowledge the importance of what this book has to say. The importance does not outweigh the fact that Rushdie does the "oh look how badly they treat women they must be bad!" dance while amassing almost a dozen girlfriends in the refrigerator and a couple personas whose bad ass character definition is completely subsumed by their (male) lover's plot lines, but stands alongside it, equally worthy of mention. It's a balancing of my importance as a self with my [...]


    17. واحدة أخرى من الروايات التي تمثل القيء الفكري بكل معانيه وكأن الرجل أبى أن يحمل كل هذا الوسخ بداخله فتقيئه علينا في شكل رواية فهو لم يعتدي فيها على الإسلام فقط بل على كل الديانات السماوية ولكن كان للإسلام ونبيه عليه افضل الصلاة والسلام النصيب الأكبر فدائما كان وسيظل الإسلام [...]


    18. I have decided that it's time for me to leave this book. I have tried to stick with it. It jumps around way to much, has too many moments of abstract non-sensical story inserts and I often feel as though I have ADD when I pick it up. I always have to read the last few pages I read the time before in hopes of refreshing myself for the current reading session. Unfortunately because the book is so abstract, new characters constantly appear as if they have been there all along, causing immediate dis [...]


    19. Life is too short to endure bad fiction.The story started out interesting enough, with the characters literally falling out of the sky. It took me a awhile to get into the story, but I finally did. The problem was that every time you managed to get a hold of the basic underlying narrative it would evaporate and be replaced by a nonsensical dream sequence. The transitions between the two realities was so seamless that you frequently find yourself lost. Add all of that to the fact that you are try [...]


    20. Holy hell. Swoony Tunes over here. Even people who wanted to assassinate Rushdie for being kind of an asshole(?) had to acknowledge that he is so absurdly good at fiction-craft, it leaves you flabbergasted at the end of each sentence. Problem is, I can't really quote it for you, because it's one of those books that is incredible when taken in its nesting-doll-ness, in how the most moving and/or (mostly and) funny quotes sort of echo and expand upon and curl inside and crawl on top of previous qu [...]


    21. I can't really review Rushdie's work. I don't understand everything he writes about. But I do love him because his language and his prose and his stories are just so Indian.He writes lushly, extravagantly, with story tripping over story, subplot over sub sub plot. Characters tromp through with no regard for their antecedents. The colors are candy pink, good luck red, and Aegean blue, and everything is crashing and tumbling into each other.And on top, his stories are amusing, mischievous, clever, [...]


    22. When the Danish Cartoon crisis erupted, I immediately went out and bought a copy of this book though I'm afraid I didn't then go and read it in public places, as I should have done. It is indeed extravantly disrespectful towards the Prophet, as everyone knows. What's somewhat less well-known is that it's also very disrespectful towards a figure who sure looks a lot like the late Ayatollah Khomeini. I wonder whether this wasn't the real reason for the fatwa? No doubt it has already been discussed [...]


    23. دوستانِ خردگرا، به نظرم 2 ستاره هم برایِ این کتاب زیاد بودمتاسفانه با گنده کردنِ موضوعِ این کتابِ مسخره توسطِ خمینی و عده ای ایرانیِ عرب پرست و نادان، تنها و تنها مردمِ سرزمینم خسارت دیدندبله عزیزانم، با محکوم کردن و حلال کردنِ خون « سلمان رشدی»، باعث شدند که این مرد ناشناس و [...]


    24. I'm doing my best not to think "Here goes Rushdie again." I never read this one before although I read every other book he ever wrote. And now, to fill the gap, I am stuck with the last unread jewel, except that it's somehow lackluster because Salman doesn't age or accumulate well. I mean, the more you read him the more he sounds the same. And has this ever happened to you: that you discover in a writer just a wisp of too much wit and it's wit that bores you?Yes, I'm reading on, with strange com [...]



    25. Recent Reads: Orientalism, The Satanic Verses, and The Geek Feminist“From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.”I’ve been meaning to read this novel for years, ever since I first read his other magnificent novel “Midnight’s Children“, and the wait was worth it, it is not disappointing in any sense of the word.My one problem is that I expected this to be an novel set in ancient times, as I thought it had a bigger focus on ancient deities and Islam in general, instea [...]


    26. الرواية فعلا مثيرة ، الاستطراد سمة أساسية في الرواية ، الخلط بين الثقافة الاسلامية و الهندية للأبطال واضح ، أيضا فكرة التناسخ ترد في فقرات كثيرة ، على المستوى الحقيقي و الخياليالاجزاء التي تحكي قصة النبي محمد ستغضب أي مسلم معتدل ، هناك الكثير من الأحداث المختلقة ، و لا تقف ا [...]


    27. This is the third Rushdie book that I have read and he has a way of making me feel not smart enough to really get his books so I have a hard time rating them. This one has been on and off my reading radar for at least 25 years. I remember all the controversy surrounding it when it came out and the fatwa that was placed on the author. I found I was more interested in the circumstances and the author than I was the actual book so I never read it.Picking it up now I expected it to be somewhat dated [...]


    28. I was massively underwhelmed by this. I have put off and put off reading it, and then I was told by a friend that it was her favourite book, so I thought I'd give it a go, and frankly I wish I hadnt bothered.I found the writing pretentious, with very little story. It has the potential to be brilliant, as the bones of it is good, but there is so much waffle, rubbish and unnessessary wording that it fast becomes tedious and irritatnig.That said its made him very rich, so good on him!


    29. I have been trying to read this book day by day by day and just cannot get into it. I tried when it was published, put it aside for another day. Tried again many years later. This will have to be my pen-ultimate effort, I hope.The writing is well done. Eloquent. Impressive. But apart from that there's nothing else gripping me to a point where I want to leave everything else and bed down with this book. The subject simply does not mesmerize me enough. Will try again later.


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