I had planned only to review Free Speech from Socrates to Social Media this week. I hadn’t planned on writing a review of The Satanic Verses. It’s a book I haven’t read in a very long-time, but the lesson of the first book and the horrible assassination attempt on Mr. Rushdie’s life do go hand in hand.
I read The Satanic Verses when it first came out, when I was in high school. I was on a Magical Realism kick and had just finished reading House of the Spirits and One Hundred Years of Solitude (both of which I highly recommend.)[Read more…]