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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I wished to travel to Gup ; but owing to a slight directional miscalculation , I woke
up in the Twilight Strip , dressed only in this inappropriate garb ; and I froze , I
confess it freely , I froze half to death . ' ' What are these foodstuffs ? the Walrus ...
They were in the Twilight Strip ! Looking into the distance , where darkness
gathered like a storm - cloud , Haroun felt his courage weaken . ' With our absurd
armada , ' he despaired , ' how can we ever succeed in that world , where there
isn ' t ...
The new government of the Land of Chup , headed by Mudra , announced its
desire for a long and lasting peace with Gup , a peace in which Night and Day ,
Speech and Silence , would no longer be separated into Zones by Twilight Strips
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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