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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Through an open porthole a few paces from the Cultmaster , bizarre rooty tendrils
began to enter the Dark Ship . They came in at high speed , a great unformed
mass of vegetation , among which was a single , lilac - coloured flower . Haroun '
Extraordinary things had begun to happen around them . The Chupwala
searchers , racing towards Haroun on their dark sea - horses , began to shriek
and hiss as the sunlight hit them ; and then both Chupwalas and horses grew
fuzzy at the ...
began General Kitab . " Oh , no , I ' m not , ' Blabbermouth shouted back . ' Mister ,
I quit . ' Mudra , the Shadow Warrior , had been observing these . goings on with
an utterly inscrutable expression on his green face . Now , however , his hands ...
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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