Get past page 20 of the satanic verses and I'll continue the conversation with you.
How do I know you haven't read it? Now that's something to think about.
Does that mean you can or can't name the academics you said had said had studied his work and found it subpar?
Not sure how my having read it (unfortunately many, many years ago) is linked to that. I have only read a few of his books but was not asking for a literary discussion with you.