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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How many opposites are at war in this battle between Gup and Chup ! ' he
marvelled . ' Gup is bright and Chup is dark . Gup is warm and Chup is freezing
cold . Gup is all chattering and noise , whereas Chup is silent as a shadow .
ow I must tell you quickly about everything that happened while Haroun was
away in the Old Zone : Princess Batcheat Chattergy , you will remember , was I
being held prisoner in the topmost room of the topmost tower of the Citadel of
The houses of Chup City trembled ; many Chupwalas ( and Guppees , too ) cried
out in terror . Prince Bolo fell off his horse . ' An earthquake , an earthquake ! '
people shouted — but it was no ordinary earthquake . It was the entire Moon ...
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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