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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But , unlike the Shadow Warrior , these Chupwalas were scrawny , snivelling ,
weaselly - looking types wearing black hooded cloaks adorned with the special
insignia of Cultmaster Khattam - Shud ' s personal guards — that is , the Sign of
Haroun stared at him , looking particularly at the edges of the Cultmaster ' s body
, and finally he was sure : it was there , that same fuzziness , that wobbliness he
had spotted in the Dark Ship itself : shadowiness , he had called it , and he ' d ...
Insulting , abusive child . Why would I have the slightest interest in your mother ?
Stories have made you incapable of seeing who stands before you . Stories have
made you believe that a Personage such as Cultmaster Khattam - Shud ought ...
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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