The Satanic Verses: buddy-read/read-along announcement

The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses,
by Salman Rushdie,
1988
Literary fiction/Magical realism
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Announcement

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.

HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
ACCORDING TO YOU,
IS IT A GOOD REPRESENTATIVE OF MAGICAL REALISM?

22 thoughts on “The Satanic Verses: buddy-read/read-along announcement

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  2. 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.

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    • 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.

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