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The Satanic Verses

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Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel. Two figures fall to the sea, later washing up ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.286
Aarrgghh

Forget the past and read this book now

by Aarrgghh on Mar 27, 2013

This amazingly dense book shot to notoriety due to the "fatwa" pronounced against its author back in the 1980s for supposedly "insulting Islam." While a modest portion of the book is devoted to a nightmare the central character has about how the faith's origins might have played out, it comprises ... More

Loren  S

Satanic Verses Angelic

by Loren S on Oct 27, 2011

Good view from high heavens! Sheds a good deal of light on the extrememly complex interrelationshipa within the Islamic communities. Probably the Fatwah issuers didn't have the slightest comprehension of what the book was about. If they had, they wouldn;t have been so upset by it. On the other hand ... More

Bill W

GAVE IT AWAY

by Bill W on Jun 9, 2011

The book arrived on time in the condition advertised but went downhill from there. I think it was about two men's dreams and thoughts who are destined to die in a terrorist bombing but don't and are reincarnated in-stead. If you enjoy moving between characters but didn't realize it; reading phrases, ... More

Joseph V M

Worthless literature

by Joseph V M on Jul 23, 2010

If there was ever a piece of totally worthless literature, it is this book. Don't waste your time or money. Better to read "The Critique of Pure Reason" by Kant. At least the Critique would give a good understanding of logic and would help to understand the stupidity and ignorance of middle east ... More

Naveen

A Must Read.....

by Naveen on Jun 19, 2009

If just to find out what all the fuss is about. I first ordered this book from a small bookstore and when it arrived, I clandestinely read it my bedroom. The only problem was I had no idea how to decipher the first chapter :) Here we see Rushdie at his most playful and creative. Inspiring a ... More

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