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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Then they took off and flew rapidly into the sky . The force of their acceleration
pushed Haroun deep into the comfortable , thick and somehow hairy feathers on
the Hoopoe ' s back , feathers that seemed to gather around Haroun to protect
He took a deep breath ; and knocked . The Walrus ' s voice called : ' Come in . '
Haroun took another breath and opened the door . The first thing he saw was the
Walrus , sitting on a shiny white chair at a shiny yellow desk , with his large ...
That night , when he went to bed , Haroun took the miniaturized Butt the Hoopoe
out of its little golden envelope and put it on the palm of his left hand . Please
understand , " he said to the Hoopoe , “ it ' s really good to know you ' ll be here ...
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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