A key novel of this century and one of the most controversial. Amid the myriad characters in this dream within fiction is one based on the prophet Muhammad, which throws him and his transcriptions of the Koran in a dubious light. As a result, the book was condemned by the Ayatollah Khomeini and Rushdie’s execution demanded. Only in 1998 was the fatwa lifted, enabling the author to come out of hiding. (Kirkus UK)
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.
Used. Softcover, trade paperback (large size) pages internally lovely and clean, a well maintained copy, no previous owner name inscribed. Cover boards nice and bright