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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Rashid Khalifa climbed aboard Butt the Hoopoe behind Iff and Haroun . Mali ,
Goopy and Bagha were by their side . Haroun introduced them to his father ; then
, with a great cry , they were off . ' How stupid we were not to dress more sensibly
It will pass . ' ' To look on the bright side , ' said Rashid Khalifa , ' these
Laminations certainly work . I can ' t feel the cold at all . ' Goopy and Bagha were
coughing and spluttering more and more 121 HAROUN AND THE SEA OF
Goopy and Bagha , uttering piteous whimpering noises , confessed that they
couldn ' t go any further . ' Never thought it ' d be so bad ! ' ' We have failed you !
We feel sad ! ' I feel terrible ! She feels worse ! “ We can hardly speak in verse .
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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