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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And in any sport , Speed ( of foot , hand , eye ) is of the Essence ! — And what
humans cannot do quickly enough , they build machines to do faster . - Speed ,
super Speed ! If not for the Speed of Light , the universe would be dark and cold .
a man wearing a long blue nightshirt with his hands tied behind his back and a
sack over his head . When the sack was removed , Haroun ' s mouth fell open
and the unfinished chocolate bar fell from his hand . The man standing and
As he passed Cultmaster Khattam - Shud he stuck out his free hand and grabbed
Butt the Hoopoe ' s brain - box from the Cultmaster ' s hand . He ran on , until he
reached the cupboard containing the protective clothing for the Chupwala ...
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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