History Literature / TheSatanicVerses

19th Sep '16 2:14:53 PM Dravencour
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Published in 1988, The Satanic Verses is the novel that famously led to the infamous "Rushdie Affair," in which writer Creator/SalmanRushdie's creative interpretation of Islam caused the Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa against his life, which still stands today. [[StreisandEffect Ironically]], this has only increased the book's popularity. Though as noted by Rushdie, ruefully, it meant that the book is more talked about than actually read. The fact that it's a highly convoluted GenreBusting story with a MindScrew vibe signifies that it was hardly ever meant as a bestseller book.

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Published in 1988, The Satanic Verses is the novel that famously led to the infamous "Rushdie Affair," in which writer Creator/SalmanRushdie's creative interpretation of Islam caused the Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa ''fatwa'' against his life, which still stands today. [[StreisandEffect Ironically]], this has only increased the book's popularity. Though as noted by Rushdie, ruefully, it meant that the book is more talked about than actually read. The fact that it's a highly convoluted GenreBusting story with a MindScrew vibe signifies that it was hardly ever meant as a bestseller book.
16th Dec '15 1:53:55 PM LahmacunKebab
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** Gibreel Farishta. Gibreel is the Arabic word for Gabriel and Farishta means angel with wings. In Hindi slang, Farishta is used as a loan-word to signify "movie star", so essentially hanging a {{Lampshade}} on Gibreel's success as a bollywood icon.

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** Gibreel Farishta. Gibreel is the Arabic word for Gabriel and Farishta means angel with wings. In Hindi slang, Farishta is used as a loan-word to signify "movie star", so essentially hanging a {{Lampshade}} on Gibreel's success as a bollywood Bollywood icon.
4th Oct '15 11:56:44 AM JulianLapostat
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* BrokenPedestal: Mahound for Salman, after Mahound becomes TheFundamentalist and Salman sees the cracks in his religious arguments.

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* BrokenPedestal: Mahound for Salman, Baal, after Mahound becomes TheFundamentalist and Salman Baal sees the cracks in his religious arguments.



* {{Gaslighting}}: [[spoiler:Saladin Chamcha pulls a massive dick move in the final section of the present-day narrative. He uses his skills as a voice actor to con Gibreel into thinking that Allie is cheating on him, driving him to murder an already crazy Gibreel, who finally kills himself]].

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* {{Gaslighting}}: [[spoiler:Saladin Chamcha pulls a massive dick move in the final section of the present-day narrative. He uses his skills as a voice actor to con Gibreel into thinking that Allie is cheating on him, driving him to murder an already crazy Gibreel, Gibreel over the edge and becoming a murderer who finally kills himself]].



* HornyDevils: Saladin develops a large sexual appetite.

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* HornyDevils: Saladin develops a large sexual appetite.appetite though he mostly doesn't get any since he undergoes a divorce in the course of the book.



* MagicalRealism

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* MagicalRealismMagicalRealism: To a great extent.



** Saladin Chamcha. Saladin is of course UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart's counterpart during the Crusades. But Chamcha is again Hindi slang for "lackey". Signifying how Saladin is seen by Indians from home and abroad, someone who assimilated into the "enemy's" culture and his own insecurity.

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** Saladin Chamcha. Saladin is of course UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart's counterpart during the Crusades. But Chamcha is again Hindi slang for "lackey". Signifying how Saladin is seen by Indians from home and abroad, someone who assimilated into the "enemy's" culture and his own insecurity.insecurity at being "the other" in England, [[ArchEnemy Saladin to Richard]].
4th Oct '15 11:49:36 AM JulianLapostat
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Published in 1988, The Satanic Verses is the novel that famously led to the infamous "Rushdie Affair," in which writer Creator/SalmanRushdie's creative interpretation of Islam caused the Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa against his life, which still stands today. [[StreisandEffect Ironically]], this has only increased the book's popularity. Though as noted by Rushdie, ruefully, it meant that the book is more talked about than actually read. The fact that it's a highly convuluted GenreBusting story with a MindScrew vibe signifies that it was hardly ever meant as a bestseller book.

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Published in 1988, The Satanic Verses is the novel that famously led to the infamous "Rushdie Affair," in which writer Creator/SalmanRushdie's creative interpretation of Islam caused the Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa against his life, which still stands today. [[StreisandEffect Ironically]], this has only increased the book's popularity. Though as noted by Rushdie, ruefully, it meant that the book is more talked about than actually read. The fact that it's a highly convuluted convoluted GenreBusting story with a MindScrew vibe signifies that it was hardly ever meant as a bestseller book.
3rd Jul '15 7:25:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* GreenEyedMonster: Saladin Chamcha's feelings towards Gibreel in a nutshell. He's a classically trained English actor who likes HighArt and hates junk but Gibreel is a Bollywood superstar who pretty much likes its very trashy and cheap culture. Saladin has assimilated into London while Gibreel is pretty much a beloved Hindi movie star (and essentially treated like a God there). Saladin is always conscious of being an outsider in England despite his ImmigrantPatriotism while Gibreel has a lifelong get-out-of-jail-free card more or less.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Saladin Chamcha's feelings towards Gibreel in a nutshell. He's a classically trained English actor who likes HighArt TrueArt and hates junk but Gibreel is a Bollywood superstar who pretty much likes its very trashy and cheap culture. Saladin has assimilated into London while Gibreel is pretty much a beloved Hindi movie star (and essentially treated like a God there). Saladin is always conscious of being an outsider in England despite his ImmigrantPatriotism while Gibreel has a lifelong get-out-of-jail-free card more or less.
9th Jun '15 9:11:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Published in 1988, The Satanic Verses is the novel that famously led to the infamous "Rushdie Affair," in which writer Creator/SalmanRushdie's... creative interpretation of Islam caused the Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa against his life, which still stands today. [[StreisandEffect Ironically]], this has only increased the book's popularity. Though as noted by Rushdie, ruefully, it meant that the book is more talked about than actually read. The fact that it's a highly convuluted GenreBusting story with a MindScrew vibe signifies that it was hardly ever meant as a bestseller book.

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Published in 1988, The Satanic Verses is the novel that famously led to the infamous "Rushdie Affair," in which writer Creator/SalmanRushdie's... Creator/SalmanRushdie's creative interpretation of Islam caused the Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa against his life, which still stands today. [[StreisandEffect Ironically]], this has only increased the book's popularity. Though as noted by Rushdie, ruefully, it meant that the book is more talked about than actually read. The fact that it's a highly convuluted GenreBusting story with a MindScrew vibe signifies that it was hardly ever meant as a bestseller book.
7th Jun '15 8:15:20 PM JulianLapostat
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Published in 1988, The Satanic Verses is the novel that famously led to the infamous "Rushdie Affair," in which writer Salman Rushdie's... creative interpretation of Islam caused the Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa against his life, which still stands today. [[StreisandEffect Ironically]], this has only increased the book's popularity. Though as noted by Rushdie, ruefully, it meant that the book is more talked about than actually read. The fact that it's a highly convuluted GenreBusting story with a MindScrew vibe signifies that it was hardly ever meant as a bestseller book.

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Published in 1988, The Satanic Verses is the novel that famously led to the infamous "Rushdie Affair," in which writer Salman Rushdie's...Creator/SalmanRushdie's... creative interpretation of Islam caused the Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa against his life, which still stands today. [[StreisandEffect Ironically]], this has only increased the book's popularity. Though as noted by Rushdie, ruefully, it meant that the book is more talked about than actually read. The fact that it's a highly convuluted GenreBusting story with a MindScrew vibe signifies that it was hardly ever meant as a bestseller book.
23rd May '15 2:59:42 AM mrnickname
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12th May '15 2:49:08 PM Yozzy
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On a winter's day, two men - [[MeaningfulName Gibreel Farishta]] and [[MeaningfulName Saladin]] [[PunnyName Chamcha]] - fall out of an airplane. Miraculously, however, they survive the fall unscathed - except for the fact that suddenly Gibreel suddenly is spouting wings and a halo while Saladin is growing horns and hooves...

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On a winter's day, two men - [[MeaningfulName Gibreel Farishta]] and [[MeaningfulName Saladin]] [[PunnyName Chamcha]] - fall out of an airplane. Miraculously, however, they survive the fall unscathed - except for the fact that suddenly Gibreel suddenly is spouting wings and developing a halo while Saladin is growing horns and hooves...


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* BlessedWithSuck: Gibreel, though already handsome and overflowing with animal magnetism, when he gets his halo, his angelic aura makes people falling over themselves to get his attention. The downside is that he starts to develop what would be diagnosed as schizophrenia, and hallucinates other people and places (like the narrative of Mahound's life, and other, more fantastical events). Chamcha, meanwhile, [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter becomes progressively more goat-like]], with no direct upsides to boot. As how people react to his appearance: surprisingly few people fear him for it, and most are inexplicably passive towards it, and many are actually sympathetic.
** During Chamcha's stay in the Vakils' attic, an extant activist group for immigrant rights, and a satanic "cult" pops up based on rumors that the devil is walking the streets of London. Both were counterculture enough to begin to mesh together, and the activist group started to adopt neon haloes and horns to identify themselves and show solidarity for the outcasts of London society. Like Chamcha, for example.
26th Mar '15 6:26:00 PM aoiichiko
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* WorldOfPun: Given Salman Rushdie's obvious love of wordplay, it almost goes without saying. One of the best ones sneaks up on the reader several hundred pages into the novel when at a party, Gibreel thinks of Allie, who has previously been described as cool and aloof as his "ice queen Cone."

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* WorldOfPun: Given Salman Rushdie's obvious love of wordplay, it almost goes without saying. One of the best ones sneaks up on the reader several hundred pages into the novel when at a party, Gibreel thinks of Allie, who has previously been described as cool and aloof aloof, as his "ice queen Cone."
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