Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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Granta Books, 1990 - Fiction - 216 pages
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Discover Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie’s classic fantasy novel

 Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz. In this captivating work of fantasy from the author of Midnight’s Children and The Enchantress of Florence, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.     “Though there is darkness and silence at the center of Chup, most of Haroun and the Sea of Stories is full of comic energy and lively verbal invention. . . .Though [the book] is sure to be enjoyed by children, it also contains amusements for adults.” -- The New York Times

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A wonderful and original story

User Review  - Kegan - Borders

This is a very interesting and original tale. It is a little slow in the beginning and is hard to understand but soon gets very fascinating. I will happily recommend it to my friends. 8.5-9 out of 10. Read full review

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The book is a message in a bottle, that was cast into the Sea of Stories, so that every reader who has taken a drink from Salman Rushdie's Story Water may know the necessity of storytelling within our lives.

Contents

The Shah of Blah
13
An Iff and a Butt
61
The Spys Story
95
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About the author (1990)

Born in Bombay in 1947, Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels, including Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and a volume of essays, Imaginary Homelands. His numerous literary prizes include the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children and the Whitbread Prize for The Satanic Verses.

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