The Satanic Verses

★★★☆☆

Review:

This book, which earned Rushdie a fatwa some years ago, is less scandalous than I had hoped—all the salacious early-Islam heresy stuff happens as part of a crazy man’s dream within the story. The book is probably too long, and sags under the weight of its subplots, but benefits greatly from Rushdie’s wonderful gift of gab.

★★★☆☆
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