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The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
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Jun 15, 2007

it was ok
Recommended for: Someone with a lot of patience

I have decided that it's time for me to leave this book. I have tried to stick with it. It jumps around way to much, has too many moments of abstract non-sensical story inserts and I often feel as though I have ADD when I pick it up. I always have to read the last few pages I read the time before in hopes of refreshing myself for the current reading session. Unfortunately because the book is so abstract, new characters constantly appear as if they have been there all along, causing immediate disorientation and confusion in this reader. There is just not enough continuity to make it satisfying. After I cheated on this book and read another instead I finally realized it is time for me to give it up. I am a typically faithful reader. It is not giving me what I need and I must move on. I do have a tinge of regret and a bit of a "you should give it one more try" lingering, but I am going to listen to my gut on this one and find something more fulfilling.
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June 15, 2007 – Shelved
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July 1, 2007 – Finished Reading

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