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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The light was poor now ( they were at the very edge of the Twilight Strip , very
near the hemisphere of Perpetual Darkness ) . They travelled on towards the
Pole ; and when Haroun saw a forest standing up from the Ocean , its tall growths
Bite the end off , ' Iff whispered , ' and it gives you two full minutes of bright , bright
light . So it ' s called a Bite - a - Lite , for obvious reasons . Hide it under your
tongue . ' ' What about you ? ' Haroun whispered back . ' Have you got one as
The light that poured out from his mouth was as bright as the sun ! The
Chupwalas all around him were blinded , and broke their vows of silence to
shriek and utter curses as they clutched their eyes . Even Khattam - Shud reeled
back from the ...
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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