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Salman Rushdie, ‘Satanic Verses’

Satanic Verses Dave hosted the discussion on Salman Rushdie’s story of the titanic struggle between good and evil.

We had a sub-continental feast to accompany discussion of the famous sub-continental book. The discussion was long and boozy – religion, politics, fundamentalism and occasionally the book was mentioned.

When the book got a look in not all citations were positive – hard going was a common phrase, due to all the unexplained references to historical religious figures and sub-continental history and mythology.

There was strong support for the background material peter sent around. Its an online study guide. It goes into the background of the controversy surrounding the book followed by a chapter by chapter synopsis, critical questions and explanations of obscure references.

Don had already had a bit of a roam through the internet looking for something similar so he could turn up at the book group knowing more about the book than anybody else but the link certainly put a stop to that idea. 

The Group felt the material really helps to reduce the confusion and allow you to relax and enjoy the writing. so for those of us who havn’t finished yet we should dip into that before carrying on.

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