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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He found himself standing in a landscape that looked exactly like a giant
chessboard . On every black square there was a monster : there were two -
tongued snakes and lions with three rows of teeth , and four - headed dogs and
five - headed ...
Blabbermouth looked delighted at this reprimand ; Bolo looked murderous , but
held his tongue . Which was just as well , because Mudra ' s Shadow had
responded to Bolo ' s outburst by going into a positive frenzy of changes ,
At which Prince Bolo of Gup looked crestfallen and ashamed , and Miss
Blabbermouth looked exceptionally pleased . The battle was joined at last .
Rashid Khalifa , watching the action from the Guppee command hill , was very
much afraid that ...
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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