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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Haroun Khalifa loved the feeling of getting soaked to the skin in the first rain of
the year , so he skipped about and got a wonderful warm drenching , and opened
his mouth to let the raindrops plop on to his tongue . He arrived home looking as
House , ' Iff whispered . ' Maybe you ' ll get a chance to use it . ' The Chupwalas
were ahead of them and behind as well . “ What is it ? ' Haroun muttered in his
lowest voice . ' Bite the end off , ' Iff whispered , ' and it gives you two full minutes
asked Haroun , a little belligerently . A happy ending , ' the Walrus said . That shut
Haroun up . ' Isn ' t it the truth ? ' the Walrus pressed him . ' Well , yes , I suppose it
is , ' Haroun admitted , uncomfortably . ' But the happy ending I ' m thinking of ...
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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