Group Read, September 2022: The Satanic Verses

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Group Read, September 2022: The Satanic Verses

1puckers
Ago 31, 2022, 2:41 pm

Our September group read is The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie. Please join in the read and post any comments on this thread.

2JayneCM
Ago 31, 2022, 11:12 pm

Just waiting for my library hold.

3BentleyMay
Set 1, 2022, 6:54 am

I'm in. I'll probably start next week, when I finish my current reads.

4ELiz_M
Set 1, 2022, 7:48 am

I highly recommend the following website for the footnotes/annotations your edition probably lacks:
https://brians.wsu.edu/2017/02/08/cover-satanic-verses/

5annamorphic
Set 1, 2022, 12:12 pm

>4 ELiz_M: Thanks for this!

I ordered a copy on August 14 and it still hasn't arrived. So I ordered another yesterday. With any luck, one will arrive soon...

6annamorphic
Set 11, 2022, 3:57 pm

I've read about 1/3 of this and have enjoyed it more than I expected -- although I don't know why, I liked Midnight's Children well enough. I expected this to be dense and difficult. It's confusing, yes, but the writing is charming and the story is fascinatingly weird. I appreciate the annotation website, which kept me clear about what the "Satanic Verses" really were and the debates around them.

There are many discrete sub-stories here, many characters and details, and I'm often unsure what is actually important. So far, however, the Rosa Diamond section is probably my favorite!