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 the depths of the city , beyond an old zone of ruined buildings that looked
like broken hearts , there lived a happy young fellow by the name of Haroun , the
only child of the storyteller Rashid Khalifa , whose cheerfulness was famous ...
The Khalifas lived in the downstairs part of a small concrete house with pink walls
, lime - green windows and bluepainted balconies with squiggly metal railings ,
all of which made it look ( in Haroun ' s view ) more like a cake than a building .
The creatures who lived in this weed - jungle rushed out in alarm : giant albino
moths , large grey birds that were all bone and no meat , long whitish worms with
heads like shovel blades . ' Even the wildlife is Old here , ' Haroun thought .
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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