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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When the sack was removed , Haroun ' s mouth fell open and the unfinished
chocolate bar fell from his hand . The man standing and shivering on the palace
balcony between Prince Bolo and General Kitab was Haroun ' s father , Rashid ...
And the Plug , incomplete as it was , fell harmlessly on to the ocean - bed ,
leaving the Source of Stories entirely unblockedup . Fresh stories would go on
pouring out of it , and so , one day , the Ocean would be clean again , and all the
... high above them , at the very apex of the Citadel , the gigantic ice - statue , the
colossal ice - idol of tongueless , grinning , many - toothed Bezaban beginning to
totter and shake ; and then , drunkenly , it fell . It was like the fall of a mountain .
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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