Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Seven books for readers who love Haruki Murakami

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Monique Alice tagged seven books for readers who love Haruki Murakami, including:
The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie

Some books change the world forever, and The Satanic Verses is one of them. Horned demon men falling from the sky, a battle between good and evil, and a heavy dose of playful irreverence are just some of the features of this monumental work. After its publication, author Salman Rushdie was forced to live in fear of attack from those who found his work blasphemous. Like Murakami, he defies the status quo in his writing by playing with the laws of reality and thumbing his nose at cultural convention.
Read about the other entries on the list.

See--Ten of the best Haruki Murakami books.

The Satanic Verses is among Felicity Capon and Catherine Scott's twenty top famously banned books, Seth Satterlee's top six famously banned books, Diarmaid MacCulloch's five best books about blasphemy, Atul Gawande's favorite books, and Karl O. Knausgaard's top ten angel books.

--Marshal Zeringue