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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... before him the most spectacular view on earth , a vista of the Valley of K with its
golden fields and silver mountains and with the Dull Lake at its heart — a view
spread out like a magic carpet , waiting for someone to come and take a ride .
Best seats will be kept ; no question . Come when you ' re ready - I will be steady
— then we ' ll go ! Varoom ! No problem . ' Haroun had been afraid that more
Shouting Men would be waiting for Rashid here , but K was a remote place and ...
Vas Buttoo would be waiting for them when they returned to the Dull Lake . ' But
but but never mind , ' Butt the Hoopoe said without moving its beak . “ When you
travel with Butt the Hoopoe , time is on your side . Leave late , arrive early !
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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