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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And off we go , ' carolled Iff , much too loud for Haroun ' s liking ; and then the
Water Genie skipped up on to the window sill and thence to the Hoopoe ' s back
— and Haroun , with scarcely a moment to reflect on the wisdom of what he was ...
With the Land of Chup , on the Dark Side of Kahani , ' Butt the Hoopoe answered
without moving its beak . “ This looks like the doing of the ... Disconnecting Tools
and talking mechanical Hoopoes and story - oceans in the sky . ' His name ...
But but but never mind , ' Butt the Hoopoe said without moving its beak . “ When
you travel with Butt the ... Everything seemed as it had always been ; of flying
mechanical Hoopoes and Water Genies there was no trace . He got up , rubbing
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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