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Who wrote the 1988 book "The Satanic Verses"?

Asked by Halbert, Last updated: Oct 26, 2017

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Answered Oct 26, 2017

Salmon Rushdie wrote the book “The Satanic Verses”. The book is a magical realism book, meaning that it has a lot of magic, but that it also has a sense of being set in the real world. It puts a magical touch in the real world, and that’s it. The book was a Booker Prize finalist in 1988. Due to its use of the life of Muhammad as the basis of the novel, Muslims started to discriminate against the book.

They even called for Rushdie to be assassinated for this “misuse” of their prophet’s life. This led to the United Kingdom government to provide protection for him.
The book itself is about Indian deities living in what was modern-day England when this book was written.

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