Satanic Verses

by Salman Rushdie

4.4/5

Just before dawn one winter’s morning, a hijacked aeroplane blows apart high above the English Channel and two figures tumble, clutched in an embrace, towards the sea: Gibreel Farishta, India’s legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices.

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.”

Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses