The Satanic Verses - Salman Rusdie

What is good? What is evil? This book explores those questions. I am not sure that I ever fully understood how the different stories lined up together, but there is a good message here.

Two men fall out of a highjacked plane. They are both transformed by the experience, both physically and mentally. One takes the form of a devil and decides to be a better human. The other takes the form of an angel and becomes psychotic. There are elements of mysticism for both, and I am not sure what was real and what was imagined. But in the end it is a story of redemption and hope. Nothing determines what a person is except that person.

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