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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Her long hair cascaded around her shoulders for all to see . . Bolo , the General ,
Mudra and Rashid rushed out of the tent when they heard the explosion .
Blabbermouth was out of breath , but grinning happily . ' So , we just about got
that in ...
... down , through soggy courtyards and down squashy staircases , they looked
back ; and saw , high above them , at the very apex of the Citadel , the gigantic
ice - statue , the colossal ice - idol of tongueless , grinning , many - toothed
In the Walrus ' s office , grinning broadly , were King Chattergy , Prince Bolo ,
Princess Batcheat , the Speaker of the Chatterbox , President Mudra of Chup , his
aide Miss Blabbermouth , General Kitab , Iff , Mali , and Rashid Khalifa , too .
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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