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Old 04-27-2003, 07:59 AM   #1
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Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses"

Anyone here read it? What'd you think? I just got my copy....


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i read 2/3s. i take it on trips. i don't travel much.

i like it.
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A truly splendid book. Yes, 'The Ground Beneath Her Feet' is great, but this is his masterpiece.

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That reminds me - i have this book but a friend of me borowed it for quite a time.. i should get it back and read it
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I really don't like Salman Rushdie's style. My attention span is short and every time I pick up any of his works, a paragraph feels like an eternity. And not in a good way either.
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I'm going to move this to LS since it seems to be moving in a literary, rather than political, direction.

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I haven't read it yet. I did read Ground Beneath Her Feet, which was wonderful and long.

I was slightly turned off by the fact that one man I know called the Satanic Verses "The most boring, overrated piece of crap I've ever read."

But maybe there's hope still!
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Old 04-28-2003, 02:36 AM   #9
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Originally posted by anitram
I really don't like Salman Rushdie's style. My attention span is short and every time I pick up any of his works, a paragraph feels like an eternity. And not in a good way either.
I have the same feeling. I have both The Satanic Verses (in Dutch) and The Ground Beneath Her Feet (in English) and after having read both of them I know for certain I don't like his style. His style is very much like someone telling you a story, with all kinds of diversions. But while everything might flow well, it's very hard to keep your attention with it.

Sorry Salman.

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Yeah, great book! Wasn´t too impressed by Fury though....
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Old 04-28-2003, 06:24 AM   #11
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It's banned in my country, so no, I haven't read it.
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I read it. Took me a while to get through it though. I think if read it again I would get more out of it.
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I haven't read it but I'd like to. After I get finished with the gazillion books I'm currently reading.............
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I've only read Midnight's Children.
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Brilliant book! As well as The Ground Beneath Her Feet

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