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Friday, September 19, 2003
The Satanic Verses 
This is going to be something different on the go. This will actually be the review of a book that I never had a chance to read, thanks to Ayatollah Khomeini. It makes so curious to find out what is causing riots over some country, books burning and a death hunt worth millions of dollars. I even dreamnt of reading it. A book that make the public eyeing you while you are reading, according to friend at Seattle. Nevertheless a book that changes the author's life, Salman Rushdie himself.

The only chance I get to know about this book is from the reviews available online.

In one of the review, it stated that In issuing his decree against Salmon Rushdie and his book, The Satanic Verses, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini drew worldwide attention to a novel that otherwise might have gone largely unnoticed by many people. It is Khomeini who helped make The Satanic Verses a bestseller.

Another one stated that What we have in The Satanic Verses is an author who intimates the barest critique of liberalism, staying as near to conservatism as possible without straying too far into the realm of advocating theoretical or actual neo-Fabian violence.

Even the thoughts of wanting to read it, obviously did not get any much approval from a close friend. He was only caught muttering, "No I would not read it, I would not read it", like in a trance. But how do you judge a book without reading it, let alone condemning it? I believe one day I will get the chance to read it though, even if it means risking my life. (or go abroad..he he).

We shall wait and see. Before that, anyone by chance own this book, or read it before?

Vlad  # 5:27 PM
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