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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This remark so exasperated Haroun that in his exhaustion he swung an arm
loosely at Blabbermouth ' s head , catching the Page by surprise and knocking off
the maroon velvet cap on his head . . . on her head , that is to say , because as
The statue ' s huge head snapped off at the neck and came rolling and bouncing
down the terraces of the Citadel , towards the lowest courtyard , where Bolo ,
Mudra and the ladies now stood , at the Citadel ' s gates , watching these events
The Head Floating Gardener broke off his song , took off his hat of weeds ,
scratched his head , and said through his floral lips : ' Walrus . You ' re on the
carpet . Heard all about it . Big problem . Sorry , can ' t assist . ' ' What ' s the
matter with ...
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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