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 = Satanic Verses (Paperback). Los Versos Satanicos = Satanic Verses Cover Image. By Salman Rushdie. $ Los versos satanicos / The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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To ask other readers questions about Los Versos Satanicosplease sign up. He deserved what happened to him after he finished the book right? He did not deserve to have his life threatened for writing a book, ffs. See all 9 questions about Los Versos Satanicos…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.
It is a weakness. My decision was based on the controversy surrounding the book. It was thought to be so controversial, so blasphemous, that Ay 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. It was thought to be so controversial, so blasphemous, that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa on Salman Rushdie.
It became every Muslim’s sacred duty to hunt down this writer of fiction and kill him. So I thought these were the days long before the reaction to Danish comics wow, this book pissed off people enough that they want to kill him? I must read this book. It’s gotta be good. That’s what controversy does. It brings a lot of attention to something that doesn’t always merit the attention. So, when I bought Rushdie’s book, I fell for the hype.
Partly because it was a subject that I did have an interest in. I’m an amateur theologian, and I can’t find better amusement than blasphemy. Besides that, I love Magic Realism and this book had plenty of that. What this book did not have plenty of was editing. This book was in serious need of an editor. There were parts that were more thrilling and exciting, but overall, the writing of the book was bland and uninspired for its very interesting subject matter.
Two Indian ex-patriots, now living in England living very famous lives are on an airplane when it is exploded by terrorists. They survive the explosion and the fall and upon landing begin changing. The garish obnoxious one, gains a halo, becoming the arch-angel Gabreel and the prim and proper other one gains horns and goat legs.
The devil’s story is his reintroduction into society and the angel’s story is through his dreams, he inspires the prophet Mohammad. Everything culminates into a showdown between these two entities. But along the way, nothing happens. We have pages and pages of unnecessary background information.
And then, we have more pages and pages of unnecessary background information. We keep getting filled with pages and pages of unnecessary background information.
Suddenly, we’re faced with a book that is much larger, and more importantly, much drier than it should be. It really does have the basis for a great story. Wonderful things happen in this book that everyone should read, but it’s not worth getting through all zatanicos unnecessary to get there. I’ve verdos taken so long to read a book. Usually, I read a book when I want to and usually that’s all the time.
This book, I only read in great spurts when I was sitting and waiting. I read a bunch when I was sitting and waiting at a debate tournament. I read a bunch while I was sitting and waiting monitoring my students testing. I read a bunch while I was sitting and waiting in the bathtub for my health to return. Never was there a point when I wanted to pick up this book because it was interesting and I couldn’t wait to get back to the story.
As big a fan of magic realism as I am, I was disappointed. 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 story done by a far superior writer: Farnoosh Moshiri’s At the Wall of the Almighty.
View all 20 comments. 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 People jumping into this book blindly may soon find themselves wishing they had informed themselves somewhat beforehand.
I had very little knowledge of Indian culture and none regarding the cross-cultural experiences of Indian immigrants living in Great Britain, and I only knew the barest outline of the history of Islam.
While reading this book, I fell head-first into every one of these gaps in my knowledge and quite a few more besides. To pigeonhole the Satanic Verses as a book solely concerned with and influenced by the above mentioned topics is to miss a great deal of what Rushdie put into it.
Personally, while reading, I satancios found it helpful and at times necessary to educate myself along the way. Even still, I recognize that I have not grasped many of lod story’s finer points and subtler themes, and I suspect that, if ever in my life I am able and patient enough to deepen my understanding of this work, my rating will almost certainly improve.
I’m doing my best not to think “Here goes Rushdie again. 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: Yes, I’m reading on, with strange com I’m doing my best not to think “Here goes Rushdie again.
Yes, I’m reading on, with strange compulsive patience that some readers acquire Maybe we think, it’ll get better or it’ll reach a moment when all the nonsense will have become justified. And then, there is the miserable expository didactic style.
You don’t believe me? Ok, how about this: No, really, is that writing? Now how exactly do you imagine such a character? And is she a husk or a monkey Or is it both? Amendment, if you’ll allow me: Various disconnected and initially confusing strands of the story come together, more or less.
There is, in any case, a feeling of wholeness and an idea that seems to animate it. And it is in this “main” idea that I recognize Rushdie and realize that he has always been faithful to himself. I think he tries, here as elsewhere, to address the question of faith, but in lod sense much broader than the mere religious one. What does it mean to believe loos so strongly that the fiction comes to be real or reality is denied and becomes a miracle? This question matters as much to literature as it does to religion and here the two overlap.
Los Versos Satanicos / The Satanic Verses
This I find to be a very powerful achievement of The Satanic Verses: Or when and how you don’t believe and what the consequences of that unbelief may be So my favorite aspect of the book: View all 8 comments. Rather spooky reading at the time of the Rushdie fatwa.
It really is better than three stars. It was a little over my head when I read it. It was interesting to learn via Wikipedia, of course what are the Satanic Verses: Even more interesting was to know that the phrase Satanic Verses was coined by western academies, the Muslims calling them Bird Verses.