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The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
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Jul 26, 2009

really liked it
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Read in September, 2010

I'm not quite sure what to think. There are major themes about alienation, migration, racism, jealousy, and forgiveness at work in the novel.

I loved the writing style and did very much enjoy Rushdie's "conversational" voices, particularly that of characters like Sosodia - you could really "hear" the character speaking in his own voice. I did have a bit of trouble keeping some of the character names straight - many names like Mishal, Hind, Ayesha are doubled with the dream sequences - but it worked itself out.

I think my favorite characters were Rekha Merchant on her rug, Baal the poet, and Mishal Sufyan.

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09/05/2010 page 381
66.0% "aha! now we get to the "satanic verses""
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