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Old 11-04-03, 09:20 PM
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Just picked up Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses....

What are your thoughts on this book? I have only started it, but I am really into it already. I'm still curious as to what all the controversy was about though. Is it only extreme islamic an other religious sects that have a problem with the book?
Old 11-05-03, 04:55 AM
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I started reading Rushdie's Midnight's Children two nights ago. I've put off Satanic Verses for years, thinking I may want at least a lay person's understanding of the Koran and Islam before opening it.

From what I remember of the hoopla around the book when it was written, it was mainly Islam that found the book blasphemous. Although I've also heard that the examinations of good/bad can also be interperted as applying to Western religans such as Catholicism and Christianity.

Hope you enjoy the book.

Welcome to the forum, btw.

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I read it when I was in high school, and I didn't see what the big deal was. It was a great book, amazing characters and a detailed, involving story. But I think I may have been too young and not educated enough to appreciate it. One of these days I'll re-read it.

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