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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They turned in disbelief to inspect this stranger whose ignorance was so
remarkable ( and whose nightshirt was equally unusual ) , and Haroun noticed
that among the crowd were many men and women who , like the man on the
balcony , had ...
Haroun noticed that old General Kitab himself , mounted on a winged mechanical
horse very like Bolo ' s , was flitting from BargeBird to Barge - Bird to keep in
touch with the various discussions ; and such was the freedom evidently allowed
You noticed , sire , ' said Blabbermouth . ' No point pretending any more . ' ' You
tricked us , ' said Bolo , blushing . ' You tricked me . ' Blabbermouth was outraged
by Bolo ' s ingratitude . ' Tricking you isn ' t exactly difficult , excuse me , ' she ...
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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