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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Now the golden glow was all around him , and inside him , too ; and everything
was very , very still , as if the entire cosmos were waiting upon his commands .
He began to focus his thoughts . . . , He couldn ' t do it . If he tried to concentrate
The ship ' s entire power supply was cut off at once : stirrers stopped stirring and
whirrers stopped whirring ; blenders stopped blending and menders stopped
mending ; squeezers stopped squeezing and freezers stopped freezing ; poison
It was the entire Moon , Kahani , with a mighty shuddering and a mighty juddering
, spinning on its axis , towards the . . . ' Look at the sky ! ' voices were shouting . '
Look what ' s coming up over the horizon ! ' . . . towards the sun . The sun was ...
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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