Add free shipping to your order with these great books
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses

By: Salman Rushdie

Paperback | 11 March 2008

Sorry, we are not able to source the book you are looking for right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  "[A] torrent of endlessly inventive prose, by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions. In this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its psychological truths."-Newsday

Winner of the Whitbread Prize

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.

Praise for The Satanic Verses

"Rushdie is a storyteller of prodigious powers, able to conjure up whole geographies, causalities, climates, creatures, customs, out of thin air."-The New York Times Book Review

"Exhilarating, populous, loquacious, sometimes hilarious, extraordinary . . . a roller-coaster ride over a vast landscape of the imagination."-The Guardian (London)

"A novel of metamorphoses, hauntings, memories, hallucinations, revelations, advertising jingles, and jokes. Rushdie has the power of description, and we succumb."-The Times (London)
Industry Reviews
"A masterpiece."--"The Sunday Times" "A staggering achievement, brilliantly enjoyable."--Nadine Gordimer "[A] torrent of endlessly inventive prose, by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions. In this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its psychological truths."--Dan Cryer, "Newsday" "Swift's "Gulliver's Travels," Voltaire's "Candide," Sterne's "Tristram Shandy . . ." Salman Rushdie, it seems to me, is very much a latter-day member of their company."--"The New York Times Book Review" "An exhilarating, populous, loquacious, sometimes hilarious, extraordinary novel. A rollercoaster ride over a vast landscape of the imagination."--Angela Carter, "The Guardian"" " "A masterpiece."--"The Sunday Times "A staggering achievement, brilliantly enjoyable."--Nadine Gordimer "[A] torrent of endlessly inventive prose, by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions. In this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its psychological truths."--Dan Cryer, "Newsday "Swift's "Gulliver's Travels, Voltaire's "Candide, Sterne's "Tristram Shandy . . . Salman Rushdie, it seems to me, is very much a latter-day member of their company."--"The New York Times Book Review "An exhilarating, populous, loquacious, sometimes hilarious, extraordinary novel. A rollercoaster ride over a vast landscape of the imagination."--Angela Carter, "The Guardian

Other Books By Salman Rushdie