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read The Satanic Verses kindle Ì Paperback ¶ Boven Engeland ontploft een gekaapt vliegtuig Tussen plastic bekertjes zuurstofmaskers afgerukte ledematen en herinneringen vallen twee figuren richting het Kanaal Het zijn de beroemde acteur Djibriel Farisjta en de in driedelig grijs gestoken Saladin Chamcha die uiteindelijk levend en wel opHa die uiteindelijk levend en wel op de Engelse kust aanspoelenEen wonder maar met een bijwerking Djibriel krijgt een glanzend aureool terwijl Saladins benen steeds hariger worden zijn voeten in hoeven veranderen en er hoornige bulten op zijn voorhoofd groe Here's the thing about this book that you will immediately grasp from what everyone says it's a beast I do not mean this in a bad sense I mean this in the sense that it's overwhelming It's long complex storylines that involve overlapping characters and storylines that don't overlap in time or space at all dense and occasionally slow It is not for the reader with ADD No matter how uickly you think you might read reading this book will slow you down No matter how determined you are to catch every single detail and nuance of this book and what it means you will notI can generally blaze through a book in a matter of days It took me an entire year to read this book and was almost certainly my longest read I often had to go back and refer to other parts of the book to keep names and events straight but you know what? it was worth every minuteRushdie is a master writer and I can't tell you how much I took away from this book I would have liked to taken a class on it while reading it so that I could have understood of it but even without one I enjoyed every second of it reading it is a labor of love but it's a highly rewarding one

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Boven Engeland ontploft een gekaapt vliegtuig Tussen plastic bekertjes zuurstofmaskers afgerukte ledematen en herinneringen vallen twee figuren richting het Kanaal Het zijn de beroemde acteur Djibriel Farisjta en de in driedelig grijs gestoken Saladin Chamc Occasionally I will go into Half Price Books and buy a book that hasn't been recommended by any one I know by an author I've never read before solely because of its critical acclaim I buy and read a book because I feel that I should based on the general public's reaction to it It is a weakness Many months ago I decided to buy Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses My decision was based on the controversy surrounding the book It was thought to be so controversial so blasphemous that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa on Salman Rushdie It became every Muslim's sacred duty to hunt down this writer of fiction and kill him So I thought these were the days long before the reaction to Danish comics wow this book pissed off people enough that they want to kill him? Wow I must read this book It's gotta be good That's what controversy does It brings a lot of attention to something that doesn't always merit the attention So when I bought Rushdie's book I fell for the hype Partly because it was a subject that I did have an interest in I'm an amateur theologian and I can't find better amusement than blasphemy Besides that I love Magic Realism and this book had plenty of that What this book did not have plenty of was editing This book was in serious need of an editor There were parts that were thrilling and exciting but overall the writing of the book was bland and uninspired for its very interesting subject matter uick Plot Summary Two Indian ex patriots now living in England living very famous lives are on an airplane when it is exploded by terrorists They survive the explosion and the fall and upon landing begin changing The garish obnoxious one gains a halo becoming the arch angel Gabreel and the prim and proper other one gains horns and goat legs The devil's story is his reintroduction into society and the angel's story is through his dreams he inspires the prophet Mohammad Everything culminates into a showdown between these two entities But along the way nothing happens We have pages and pages of unnecessary background information And then we have pages and pages of unnecessary background information We keep getting filled with pages and pages of unnecessary background information Suddenly we're faced with a book that is much larger and importantly much drier than it should be It really does have the basis for a great story Wonderful things happen in this book that everyone should read but it's not worth getting through all the unnecessary to get there I've never taken so long to read a book Usually I read a book when I want to and usually that's all the time This book I only read in great spurts when I was sitting and waiting I read a bunch when I was sitting and waiting at a debate tournament I read a bunch while I was sitting and waiting monitoring my students testing I read a bunch while I was sitting and waiting in the bathtub for my health to return Never was there a point when I wanted to pick up this book because it was interesting and I couldn't wait to get back to the story As big a fan of magic realism as I am I was disappointed If you're looking for a Muslim centric magic realism stor

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The Satanic VersesIen Ze zijn verkozen tot tegenstanders in de eeuwige strijd om Goed en Kwaad Maar wie is wie? Terwijl de twee mannen door tijd en ruimte buitelen richting hun uiteindelijke confrontatie is de lezer getuige van een epos over liefde hartstocht bedrog en geloo What kind of idea are you?This uestion scattered throughout the pages of this novel is the intermediary between the author and his work A waterloo of sorts a windbreaker giving rise to the uestion of the material’s purpose It gives us some sort of glimpse as to why he chose to name it “Satanic Verses” insight to all its diabolical implications and some sort of motive as to why it is disrespectful to Islam and the Prophet So what kind of an idea is this? In turn what kind of idea are we? It is said that people are only the sum of their ideas and beliefs So what eualed to our sum? What are we made of? Are you a preconceived idea? When does the bias of the material end and when does the bias of the reader begin? If you’re either a Christian or a Muslim then surely the title of this novel made you pause if only a little Or maybe it drove you off altogether I assure you this novel is not satanic in any devilish way Now I ask the uestion Do we really approach a book with an open mind or do we give immediate judgment to books based on their titles? Do we read without bias or do we bear impasse to fairness Do we aim to learn or do we aim to protect our knowledge? These uestions I believe are critical when discussing reading materials which are controversial in nature It occurred to me when during an article review in one of my classes my group mates and I discussed the bias of an article about the Gaza affair My groupmates interpreted the article in favor of Israel while I on the other hand viewed it a bit sympathetic towards Palestinians I realized then that when it came to issues we have forehand knowledge of; people tend to see what they want to see Justification of its stand is the priority of the mind rather than the absorption of new information This selective receiving blindsiding whatever parity the material has is a greater source of misconstrusion rather than biased material Sure there will always be certain biases in all materials we read but the bias of the mind is the sieve through which comprehension passes it will only let in biases it supports This greatly affects one’s comprehension into the mold it wants to see The bias of a material will be evident to an open mind but the bias of a reader will affect even the most unbiased material A good example is the reading of the Bible The Bible is the foundation of Christianity Everything that Christians believe in come from that book but I believe it was Isaac Asimov who said “Properly read the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived” It only shows that one’s biases are the hands that mold one’s reading experience People’s understanding is founded on the guidance of certain assumptions and axioms based on previous knowledge but this principle can also be taken to an extreme This “learned” mindset which has become second nature to us is a great hindrance to critical thinking and knowledge acuisition Even the most gifted mind is beset by this problem and I believe it takes years of practice to be able to read something without any inclinationsSo before you read this novel I beg that you give a conscious ef