The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses

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By (author) Salman Rushdie

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 561 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 33mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0812976711
  • ISBN 13: 9780812976717
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 18,047

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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. 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.

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"A masterpiece."--"The Sunday Times "A staggering achievement, brilliantly enjoyable."--Nadine Gordimer "[A] torrent of endlessly inventive prose, by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions. In this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its psychological truths."--Dan Cryer, "Newsday "Swift's "Gulliver's Travels, Voltaire's "Candide, Sterne's "Tristram Shandy . . . Salman Rushdie, it seems to me, is very much a latter-day member of their company."--"The New York Times Book Review "An exhilarating, populous, loquacious, sometimes hilarious, extraordinary novel. A rollercoaster ride over a vast landscape of the imagination."--Angela Carter, "The Guardian