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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During the five - minute walk to the shore of the Dull Lake , Haroun began to feel
distinctly uneasy . Mr Buttoo and his party ( which now included Rashid and
Haroun ) were permanently surrounded by exactly one hundred and one heavily
Swimming in the Ocean starts to hurt ! ' ' Call me Bagha ! This is Goopy ! ' ' Excuse
our rudeness ! We feel droopy ! ' ' Eyes feel rheumy ! Throat feels sore ! ' ' When
we ' re better , we ' ll talk more . ' ' As you correctly guessed , all Guppees love ...
We feel sad ! ' I feel terrible ! She feels worse ! “ We can hardly speak in verse . '
The waters of the Ocean were growing thicker by the mile , thicker and colder ;
many of the Streams of Story were full of a dark , slow - moving substance 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