Books The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie Paperback, 561 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Satanic VersesAuthorSalman Rushdie Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Gibreel Farishta, India's legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices, fall earthward from a bombed jet toward the sea, singing rival verses in an eternal wrestling match between good and evil. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Salman Rushdie The Ground Beneath Her Feet Shalimar The Clown The Enchantress of Florence Joseph Anton Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Satanic Verses Public Domain PG-13: Risky Reads Amid 'Satanic' Panic, One '80s Teen Discovered Rushdie's Charms November 3, 2013 In 1980s Arkansas, everyone was abuzz with Satan-paranoia. In the middle of the chaos, a teenage Scott Hutchins came across Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. What he found wasn't demonic at all — instead, it was an eye-opening, complex narrative about sad failures, washed-up movie stars and wrecked marriages.