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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Just do one thing for me , ' Haroun called to his father . Just this one thing . Think
of the happiest times you can remember . Think of the view of the Valley of K we
saw when we came through the Tunnel of I . Think about your wedding day .
These particular Plentimaw Fishes seemed unhealthy to Haroun . Their multiple
mouths frequently spluttered and coughed , and their eyes looked inflamed and
pink . ' I ' m no expert , ' Haroun called to them , but are you both quite well ?
called Mr Buttoo . ' Oh , Lord , ' thought Haroun . Now there will be screaming and
shouting and we ' ll have to pay our own bill . ' ' Hoo , somnolent Mr Rashid ! '
called Buttoo . ' Can it be that you and your son are still in your nightshirts , when I
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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