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The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
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May 22, 08


I read this ages ago, it seems, and in competition with the dude I was dating (he started earlier, but I had to finish first). Anyway, I was shocked by Rushdie's sense of humor. I dunno, I guess I thought the dude who had a fatwa out on him was probably going to be pretty dour. WRONG! "The Satanic Verses" is a lovely dose of mystic realism or realistic mysticism, along with a great examination of cultural identity, and the things that can go awry when you deny your peoples.

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Just like a woman....always wanting to finish first.
;)


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I hope some day to fatwa-worthy. (Without the actual fatwa, of course.)


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