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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It made sense : Rashid was sad , so the Mist of Misery enveloped the swan - boat
; and Snooty Buttoo was so full of hot air that it wasn ' t surprising he ' d conjured
up this boiling wind ! ' The Moody Land was only a story , Haroun , ' Rashid ...
and the infuriated shrieks of Snooty Buttoo , who seemed to take the weather
conditions as a personal insult ; and the more shrieks and yelps there were , the
rougher the waters became , and the hotter and more violent the wind . Flashes
control his irritation at Snooty Buttoo , and the waves calmed down the instant he
cooled off . The smelly mist , however , remained . ' Just do one thing for me , '
Haroun called to his father . “ Just this one thing . Think of the happiest times you
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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