Inextricably linked with the fatwa called against its author in the wake of the novel’s publication, The Satanic Verses is, beyond that, a rich showcase for Salman Rushdie’s comic sensibilities, cultural observations, and unparalleled mastery of language. The tale of an Indian film star and a Bombay expatriate, Rushdie’s masterpiece was deservedly honored with the Whitbread Prize.
The story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.
©1988 Salman Rushdie (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
"No book in modern times has matched the uproar sparked by Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, which earned its author a death sentence. Furor aside, it is a marvelously erudite study of good and evil, a feast of language served up by a writer at the height of his powers, and a rollicking comic fable." (Amazon.com review)
"A rollercoaster ride over a vast landscape of the imagination." (The Guardian)
"A masterpiece." (The Sunday Times, London)
Didn't like accent
Much to much fluff in story line
Bought it so I could be educated because of the controversy surrounding it. All you need to know is he somehow insulted Islam and he tries to be funny.
Well performed seeing the material
I don't know where to start as ith story is a wandering plot.
Don't was you money or credits buy this book.
The book starts out quite entertaining. The weird events unfolding stoke the listeners hopes for more of the same to come. Well, in a way that even holds true, but not in the way at least I was hoping for.
The plot is jumping from place to place, time to time, person to person, realism to fantasy and is overall quite hard to follow. To me it seemed that Mr. Rushdie tried to tell several completely disjointed stories in one book and I have not been able to understand what he wanted to tell his audience.
I like books that are able to mesmerize me, to draw me into the story and to have me crave for more when I have to stop reading. This one completely failed to do so.
While I did not enjoy the book, I am not sure that Mr. Rushdie is to blame for that. I guess that this book was aimed at a different audience. Maybe, if I had a muslim or Indian background I would rate this book differently.
As for the narrator I'm not sure what to say. He did a nice, solid performance, but you won't find me running to buy another audio book just because he narrated it.
As I mentioned above, I am probably not a member of the intended audience group. Keep that in mind and take my review with a grain of salt when you use it to make up your mind about listening to this book.
If not for the Fatwas, this book and Salman Rushdie would have never been heard of.
No never again
The story has no soul. There are no interesting characters that will keep you pinned to the book. The attention grabbed by this book is only because of some instances of religion bashing. In summary this book is extremely boring and has no literary brilliance it boasts.
Its simple truth.
To many to list.
He held my attention.
What like of question is this, lol
It is so very interesting
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