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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The Moon , Kahani , travels so fast - wonder of wonders ! - that no Earth
instruments can detect it ; also its orbit varies by one degree per circuit , so that in
three hundred and sixty orbits it has overflown every spot upon the Earth . Variety
He didn ' t have to wonder II for long . ' By the way , ' Blabbermouth said casually .
' I took the little liberty , at a certain Water Genie ' s express request , of removing ,
from under your pillow , the Disconnecting Tool which you stole without so ...
I wonder what became of Khattam - Shud , ' Haroun finally said . Iff gave a
contented shrug . ' Done for ; I can vouch for that , ' he said . “ No escape for the
Cultmaster . He melted away like the rest of them . It ' s curtains for him , he ' s
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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