The Satanic Verses,
by Salman Rushdie,
Literary fiction/Magical realism
Buy the book on my Bookshop
Why this new reading adventure?
In a comment, Marianne (at Let’s Read) recently told me she had never read The Satanic Verses but was interested in doing so.
I have read and thoroughly enjoyed the last two books published by Salman Rushdie (Quichotte and Languages of Truth), but never his earlier novels.
As I have so much enjoyed three experiences of buddy-reading, I knew it was time to launch into another one!
So Marianne and I will be reading The Satanic Verses in November 2021.
Let us know if you would like to join us.
Each week, we’ll have a set number of pages to read. We will take turn in creating questions, and posting our answers to them.
You can join us either by posting your answers in a comment or on your blog, or in taking turn posting questions as well.
We will have a total of 5 posts, so it would actually be really nice to have 5 active participants, each one of us creating one set of questions.
Please come this way to read Marianne’s announcement. It has a synopsis of the book.
Edited on 11/06:
Details on what to read every week – very manageable
So far, only Marianne and I have agreed on co-hosting on our blogs. It’s not too late if you want to create a series of questions for one of the following posts:
- November 1st: introductory post at Words And Peace
- Between November 8-12: questions + answers on the first 23% of the book (up to end of PART II. Stop before “Ellowen Deeowen”) at Let’s Read
- Between Nov 15-19: questions + answers on the second quarter of the book (stop before V. A City Visible but Unseen), at Words And Peace
- Between Nov 22-26: questions + answers on the third quarter of the book (stop before VI. Return to Jahilia) at Let’s Read
- Between Nov 29-December 3: last quarter of the book and conclusion questions at Words And Peace
HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
ACCORDING TO YOU,
IS IT A GOOD REPRESENTATIVE OF MAGICAL REALISM?
I don’t know why this one never interested me, but my sister thinks that his Midnight’s Children is amazing and I’d like to read that one.
Maybe we could read it together in 2022?
I just read the blurb… not sure its for me. A bit too much fantasy there, for my taste.
I usually don’t read much fantasy either, but I’m intrigued by this “classic” really
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I’ve read this five years ago (link in my announcement). It’s not the easiest of reads but totally worth it.
Just left a comment at your great review
Thanks, Emma, I just saw the announcement. I had too many spammers lately, though I think it is only the one with different addresses. So, I made all my older post pre-approval. Will do that now.
I have just posted my “announcement, as well.
I hope we’ll find many enthusiastic readers.
I might read this too in November, though I am not one for blogging along. I will be a very willing supporter! 🙂
No problem, you can always add your comments. It would be lovely indeed to have your input
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I may need to give this one a read. Thank you for sharing. Happy weekend.
It would be lovely to have you add your comments to our posts
One of these days I’ll try to tackle Salman Rushdie. But not right now. Happy buddy reading!
Thanks, you too! The book you won at France Book Tours is on its way
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I think I would like to tag along, though I probably won’t blog. I read Midnight’s Children many years ago and found it tough going. Am I a “better” reader now? Maybe but I suspect reading this a little bit at a time with other’s commentary will definitely help.
It will be wonderful having you join the conversation through the comments
That’s fantastic, Ruthiella. I think the more we read, especially if it’s demanding literature the “better” we get (for want of a more appropriate word). The books I read today and those I read thirty years ago are quite different.
And I’m sure we all will benefit from each other’s comments, so “only” commenting is just as great.
Amen to all of that! The more we comment, the more great ideas we share with each other and expand our understanding of the book
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I will be reading The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie with you and Marianne next month!! I’ve never read The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie before and ant to see what this novel is all about!!
Welcome! The more the merrier
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