Haroun and the Sea of Stories
A captivating fantasy novel for readers of all ages, by the author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses
"This is, simply put, a book for anyone who loves a good story. It's also a work of literary genius." --Stephen King
Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, The Arabian Nights, and The Wizard of Oz. Twelve-year-old Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore his father's gift of storytelling by reviving the poisoned Sea of Stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.
In this wondrously delightful story, Salman Rushdie gives us an imaginative work of extraordinary power and endearing humor that is, at its heart, an illumination of the necessity of storytelling in our lives.
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Because it ' s true what you have heard rumours of : the Land of Chup has fallen
under the power of the “ Mystery of Bezaban ” , a Cult of Dumbness or Muteness ,
whose followers swear vows of lifelong silence to show their devotion . Yes ; as ...
One of them , at this very moment , has Princess Batcheat captive in the Citadel of
Chup , and is planning to sew up her lips on the Feast of Bezaban . The other , as
you should know , is in the Old Zone , where he is plotting the ruination of the ...
What remained of the halls and courtyards of the Citadel of Chup was utterly
smashed as Bezaban crashed down . The statue ' s huge head snapped off at the
neck and came rolling and bouncing down the terraces of the Citadel , towards
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
Not my style, but I think it would appeal to pre-teen boys. An imaginative journey by a young boy who wants to help his father. Full of puns, silly names, and a non-violent army fighting a polluted ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - LibraryThing
There's a lot to enjoy here (for a short book) but in the end I can't say I loved it. I liked it; it was diverting; I'd recommend it happily to others. This has a bit of wish-dream or deus ex machina ... Read full review