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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The shadow was attached to the warrior at the feet , but other than that seemed to
be entirely free . It was as though its life in a land of darkness , of being a shadow
concealed in shadows , had given it powers undreamt of by the shadows of a ...
As he watched the Shadow Warrior ' s martial dance , Haroun thought about this
strange adventure in which he had become involved . ' How many opposites are
at war in this battle between Gup and Chup ! ' he marvelled . ' Gup is bright and ...
he effort of producing sounds twisted the Shadow Warrior ' s already - striking
face ( green skin , scarlet lips , white - striped cheeks , etc . ) into dreadful ,
contorted shapes . ' Gogogol , ' he gurgled . “ Kafkafka , ' he coughed . ' Eh ? What
' s 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