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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Miss Oneeta was standing on her upstairs balcony , shaking like a jelly ; and if it
hadn ' t been raining , Haroun might have noticed that she was crying . He went
indoors and found Rashid the storyteller looking as if he ' d stuck his face out of ...
It was Oneeta Sengupta who put her finger on the trouble . She had started
coming downstairs even more often than before , for instance to announce
defiantly : ' No more Mrs Sengupta for me ! From today , call me Miss Oneeta only
! — after ...
Miss Oneeta came out on to her upstairs balcony . ' O , too fine , you are returned
! Come , come , what sweets and celebrations we will have ! ' She was wobbling
and bobbling and clapping her hands for joy . ' What is there to celebrate ?
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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