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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Rashid went out on to the stage in front of that vast jungle of a crowd , and
Haroun watched him from the wings — and the poor storyteller opened his mouth
, and the crowd squealed in excitement and now Rashid Khalifa , standing there
He opened his hand ; and Haroun ' s eyes almost fell out of his head . Tiny birds
were walking about on the Water Genie ' s palm ; and pecking at it , and flapping
their miniature wings to hover just above it . And as well as birds there were ...
... Khattam - Shud . ' But when he opened his mouth to say as much to Iff , he
found that fear had dried his throat and all that came out of his mouth was a
strange croaking noise : as m ' Ark , ' he croaked , pointing to the 148 SALMAN
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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