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 on trying to sound happy . He told Haroun about the Luxury Class
Houseboat waiting for them on the Dull Lake . He talked about the ruined fairy
castle in the silver mountains , and about the pleasure gardens built by the
Worth more than the daughter of any king . ' Haroun was rather shocked . “ That
sounds like mutinous talk to me , ' he suggested , and iff , Goopy , Bagha and Mali
found that very interesting indeed . “ What ' s a Mutinus ? ' asked Iff , curiously .
All this was done in total silence , except for the eerie hissing sound that the
Chupwalas used instead of speech ; and when they were a few feet away from
the double doors , they were stopped , and held by the arms . The double doors ...
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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