Haroun and the sea of stories

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Granta Books in association with Penguin Books, 1991 - Fiction - 216 pages
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Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Alice in Wonderland', and 'The Wizard of Oz'. In this adaptation for the stage, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.

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A wonderful and original story

User Review  - Kegan - Borders

This is a very interesting and original tale. It is a little slow in the beginning and is hard to understand but soon gets very fascinating. I will happily recommend it to my friends. 8.5-9 out of 10. Read full review

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Fun "fairy tale" with boat loads of political innuendo

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Salman Rushdie's books, from "Midnight's Children" to "The Satanic Verses", have been read around the world. His recent book--"Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Imaginary Homelands 1981-90 ", and "The Moor's Last Sigh"--have enhanced his reputation as one of our most important contemporary writers.

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