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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Plentimaw Fish in the Sea , just as old Snooty Buttoo said ; and I have travelled a
long way , just as my father said , and I ' ve learned that a Plentimaw Fish can be
an Angel Fish as well . ' ' Plentimaw Fishes always go in two ' s , ' Butt added ...
Iff replied that the Plentimaw Fishes were what he called ' hunger artists ' — '
Because when they are hungry they swallow stories through every mouth , and in
their innards miracles occur ; a little bit of one story joins on to an idea from
To the Plentimaw Fishes he said sadly : ' Stay here and keep watch . We ' ll go on
without you . ' Of course , even if there is danger , they won ' t be able to warn us ,
Haroun realized , but the Plentimaw Fishes were already so miserable that ...
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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