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Quotes from Los Versos Satanicos. Salman Rushdie is a storyteller, a writer.
Lists with This Book. I expected to be baffled by what exactly was happening at times. Retrieved 7 August The Satanic Verses is about two Indian Muslim actors, Gibreel Farishta and Saladin Chamcha, both of whom came to the UK, both of whom experience varying degrees of alienation and oppression because of their non-Western, immigrant status. The novel is brilliant in places and I have enjoyed most of it, but having said so, I must admit that it somehow suffers lks lack of focus.
It’s hard to separate “The Satanic Verses” from the fatwa declared on its author that put him in fear for his life for many years.
Los Versos Satanicos by Salman Rushdie (3 star ratings)
So I was really looking forward to finally reading this and to be honest, it was a rough read. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Retrieved 5 August This book is so hard to come by, that I needed to let it all sink in for a couple satqnicos days before trying to low any opinion, and even less rate this satsnicos.
Want to Read saving…. If you’re looking for a Muslim centric magic realism story that uses a lot of the same story telling techniques that Rushdie uses, I recommend a far superior satanics done by a far superior writer: It’s the dream sequences interleaved with the protagonists’ stories that caused the controversy.
Works by Salman Rushdie. This book was in serious need of an editor. En lo personal no me gusto. The book takes too many fanciful turns and refuses, often, to make any solid connections with itself. Not very Islam-friendly, I must say. View all 4 comments. It definitely got more interesting for me nearer the end, when the plot lines started coming together a little more.
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Retrieved 29 December Print Hardcover and Paperback. Hitchens understood the fatwa to be the opening shot in a cultural war on freedom. I must read this book. It became every Muslim’s sacred duty to hunt down this writer of fiction and kill him.
And then, we have more pages and pages of unnecessary background information. I really wasn’t; my problems in comprehension dealt more with just exactly what Rushdie was up to. At times, this approach is fun.
But I would be lying if I said it was never irritating. Surely, Rushdie doesn’t fail to weave magic with vfrsos prose and his act of character development, story arc, setting is near flawless. Please try again later. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Rushdie clearly is an accomplished writer.
I read a bunch when I was sitting and waiting at a debate tournament. And how many authors have written more than one masterpiece? And then, there is the miserable expository didactic style. Vrsos Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie ‘s fourth novelfirst published in and inspired in part by the life of Muhammadthe prophet of Islam.
Los Versos Satanicos / The Satanic Verses
Also, one of the prophet’s companions claims that he, doubting the authenticity of the “Messenger,” has subtly altered portions of the Quran as they were dictated to him. View all 10 comments. Just as, with old classics, we might not in modern times understand archaic words or objects, xatanicos the non-Indian or Britain-ized Indian probably doesn’t have a good understanding of Indian words or, particularly for me, Islam.
And how, inRushdie seemed to be able to predict future cataclysmic events is just plain creepy. Indian immigrants, film industry, London noise, mystic revelations, religious pilgrimages, and so forth, in a jumble that turns your head, in order to build a colourful world in a frenetic, incessant to and fro movement similar to a tireless fair.
Although I must credit Rushdie for bringing to light many interesting themes and racial issues which were quite invisible to my ignorant self. Even more interesting was to know that the phrase Satanic Verses was coined by western academies, the Muslims calling them Bird Verses.
I normally like to steer clear of controversial and religious issues but I wanted to see what the fuss was about. Well, I did not make it past the first sixty pages on the first reading, and neither was I successful on my second try after all the hell had broken loose.
So I was really looking fo This book is so hard to come by, that I needed to let it all sink in for a couple of days before trying to express any opinion, and even less rate this book. EngvarB from December Use dmy dates from December Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Interlanguage link template link aatanicos Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers.