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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A person may choose what he cannot see , ' he said , as if explaining something
very obvious to a very foolish individual . ' A person may mention a bird ' s name
even if the creature is not present and correct : crow , quail , hummingbird ...
Imagine the advantages ! If a Shadow doesn ' t care for the clothes sense or
hairstyle of the person to whom it ' s attached , it can simply choose a style for
itself ! A Chupwala ' s Shadow can be graceful as a dancer even if its owner is
He has plunged so deeply into the Dark Art of sorcery that he has become
Shadowy himself - changeable , dark , more like a Shadow than a Person . And
as he has become more Shadowy , so his Shadow has come to be more like a
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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