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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But no time for speculation now , ' he concluded , and with that rushed to the
window and hurled the tiny Hoopoe out into the night . ' What did you do that for ?
' hissed Haroun , not wishing to wake his father ; at which Iff gave his wicked grin .
Although the Endless Daylight of Gup gave Haroun the strange feeling that time
was standing still , he realized he was exhausted . He found that he could not
resist the slow drooping of his eyelids ; and then his body was possessed by so ...
The ambassador gave an evil little grin of unconcern , and then spoke . ' The
High Cultmaster , Khattam - Shud , has granted me special release from my vows
of silence so that this message may be delivered , ' he said in a low , hissing
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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