Meetup Twenty Eight: The Satanic Verses

By an overwhelming majority, this month's book is Salman Rushdie's infamous and controversial fourth novel, The Satanic Verses. For those who aren't aware of the history of the book, it inspired the Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa urging Muslim extremists to murder Rushdie in 1989 due to the interpretation of the book as being blasphemous to their faith. In terms of writing style, the book utilizes magical realism and religious-inspired myth elements to detail the accounts of two Indian expatiates living in Britain. The political and societal context in which the book's controversy developed should provide ample room for discussion - hope to see you all there.

 

 

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  • David

    Last night was a lot of fun! Very excited for the next meetup!

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Paul

    I had a good time discussing the book with everyone!

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • fatimah

    wonderful discussion and people :). thanks John and everyone!

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Gloria

      i agree! hope i see everyone again!

      1 · February 28, 2013

  • TLaine

    Oh no! I was just assigned to a meeting at work. Boo.

    February 26, 2013

  • John

    Hey guys - don't worry if you didn't finish it completely - I know it was an intense book for the timeframe, if you think you have something to add to the discussion I'd still come through!

    1 · February 24, 2013

    • fatimah

      awesome, because try as i may, i won't be able to finish!

      February 25, 2013

  • Brad G.

    I'll be out of town so dropping my spot. Hopefully get to return in March!

    February 18, 2013

  • alvar

    500 pages in 25 days!
    Thats cray cray...

    February 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey I'm worried about the page count too.. so I'm going to give my space to someone else (I see a few people are on the waitlist) and join for the next one! Enjoy.

      February 8, 2013

    • TLaine

      Amazon still hasn't sent mine. Anticipating crunch time.

      February 8, 2013

  • Kelley V.

    Oh, no! I have a writing class on Wednesday nights through mid-may so I'll have to miss this. Bummed to miss the discussion on my own suggestion. I'll be there in spirit!! (John, send me your notes.) ;)

    February 3, 2013

    • John

      Damn that is a bummer - sorry bout that. I'll schedule the next one for a Thursday.

      February 4, 2013

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