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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Haroun went with his father whenever he could , because the man was a
magician , it couldn ' t be denied . He would climb up on to some little makeshift
stage in a dead - end alley packed with raggedy children and toothless old -
timers , all ...
But whenever he asked his father this most important of questions , the Shah of
Blah would narrow his ( to tell the truth ) slightly bulging eyes , and pat his wobbly
stomach , and stick his thumb between his lips while he made ridiculous drinking
Just one sip , and he could regain for his father the lost Gift of the Gab ! ' Down
the hatch , ' he cried courageously ; unscrewed the cap ; and took a goodly gulp .
Now the golden glow was all around him , and inside him , too ; and everything ...
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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