Book Reviews of The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses
Author: Salman Rushdie
ISBN-13: 9780312270827
ISBN-10: 0312270828
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Pages: 561
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Picador USA
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Without any real knowledge of Indian culture or the Qur'an, it was clear halfway through that I was missing a vast majority of the meaning of the text. If I had some base in these fields, I think I'd enjoy this book much more. Without this info I didn't find the book very interesting (I stopped halfway through).
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Helpful Score: 1
Mingling of fantasy and reality, sometimes hard to follow, but always with visual interest.
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Have been wanting to see what all the hype was about after all these years... I was grateful I had read Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks a couple months back for some good background of the story of Muhammad and the Quaran. I found it to be written in a very male voice similar to my feelings about his book The Enchantress of Florence. It felt like a complete mind fuck from start to and very anticlimactic finish. There was a lot of interesting fantastical descriptions so I hoped the book would not end with such a fizzle. I had high expectations, and they were not met. Doesn't at all mean it is not a well written book, or a book you might enjoy. It really requires your attention, not a light read.