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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... young Thieflet , who you may turn out to be . But no time for speculation now , '
he concluded , and with that rushed to the window and hurled the tiny Hoopoe
out into the night . ' What did you do that for ? ' hissed Haroun , not wishing to ...
There ' s more to you , young Haroun Khalifa , than meets the blinking eye , ' said
Rashid . ' Forget it , ' mumbled Haroun furiously . ' Forget I even spoke . ' Prince
Bolo strode over and thumped Haroun on the back , leaving him winded .
He finally located Iff , whose turban was a little askew , dancing frenziedly with a
young woman Genie . Haroun had to shout to make himself heard over the music
and general hubbub ; and then , to his horror , he saw Iff purse his lips and ...
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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