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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After his mother left home , Haroun found that he couldn ' t keep his mind on
anything for very long , or , to be precise , for more than eleven minutes at a time .
Rashid took him to a movie to cheer him up , but after exactly eleven minutes ...
... surface of the Sea of Stories . ' Eleven minutes , ' said the Water Genie
contemptuously . Just eleven minutes and his concentration goes , ka - bam ,
kablooey , ka - put . ' Haroun was filled with the shame of it , and 70 SALMAN
The minutes passed : one , two , three , four , five . Haroun lay stretched out on
the back of Butt the Hoopoe , oblivious of time , oblivious of everything except his
wish . In the weedjungle , the Chupwala searchers decided they were looking in
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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