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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in ' The Town of G is not so special , ' Rashid told Haroun as the train carried
them towards that very place . ' But the Valley of K ! Now that is different . There
are fields of gold and mountains of silver and in the middle of the Valley there is a
Ridiculous idea , ' he told himself . ' What on earth made me think of a thing like
that ? It ' s just plain nonsense , as anyone can see . ' Just then two separate dust
- clouds of scurrying passengers collided in an explosion of umbrellas and milk ...
As you will have guessed , Rashid told the people in that park the same story I '
ve just told you . Haroun decided his father must have asked Iff and the others
about the bits at which he hadn ' t personally been present , because his account
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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