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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We are the Eggheads , ' they nodded , and then , with looks on their faces that
said we can ' t believe you don ' t know this , they pointed at the shiny fellow on
the grand balcony and said , ' He is the Walrus . ' ' He ' s the Walrus ? ' Haroun
of a golden door on which were written the words : GRAND COMPTROLLER OF
PROCESSES TOO COMPLICATED TO EXPLAIN . I . M . D . WALRUS , ESQUIRE
. KNOCK AND WAIT . ' Here I am at last , about to get the interview for which I ...
A happy ending , ' the Walrus said . That shut Haroun up . ' Isn ' t it the truth ? ' the
Walrus pressed him . ' Well , yes , I suppose it is , ' Haroun admitted ,
uncomfortably . ' But the happy ending I ' m thinking of isn ' t something you can
find in any ...
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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