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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Look , ' whispered Haroun , ' the shadow ' s movements don ' t match the man ' s .
' Rashid silenced him with a glance , but what he had said was the truth : the
shadow plainly possessed a will of its own . It dodged and ducked , it stretched ...
But if he were defeated , most people in Chup would turn to me ; and though my
Shadow and I are warriors , we are both in ... You must understand that in the
Land of Chup , Shadows are considered the equals of the people to whom they
Mudra the Shadow Warrior resumed the narrative . Quicker and quicker moved
his hands ; and his facial muscles rippled and twitched in a most excited way ;
and his legs danced nimbly and fast . Rashid had to work very hard to keep up
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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