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 lay on the turtle ' s back in his favourite long nightshirt ( bright red with purple
patches ) and tossed and turned , and just as he was about to drop off at long last
he was woken up completely by noises from Rashid ' s room next door : a ...
In these nightshirts , we ' ll freeze solid in a few hours . ' ' Fortunately , ' said the
Water Genie , ' I brought along a supply of Laminations . Say please and thank
you nicely and I might let you have some . ' ' Please and thank you nicely , '
He got up , rubbing his eyes , and found Rashid Khalifa sitting on the little
balcony at the front of the houseboat , still in his long blue nightshirt , sipping a
cup of tea . A boat in the shape of a swan was coming towards them across 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