Haroun And The Sea Of Stories by Salman RushdieHaroun And The Sea Of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

bySalman Rushdie

Paperback | November 1, 1991

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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

About The Author

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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Title:Haroun And The Sea Of StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pagesPublished:November 1, 1991Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140157379

ISBN - 13:9780140157376

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Creative and Imaginative I read this book for an English course I took in high school, and I'm glad I did! Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an interesting read about the power of storytelling and it drags you into a magical world from the very beginning.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Story of Stories This is an interesting tale about the origin of stories themselves. It is a unique story that is magical and written in a way that makes you look twice and pay attention so you know what's going on. Rushdie has interesting ideas to fuel one's inner muse.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get lost in a sea of imagination "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" is an enchanting tale, infused with history, myth, wordplay, and a whole lot of creativity. The magical world Salman Rushdie creates is quite extraordinary; intriguingly different but with a sort of relevancy to how they are formed in Rushdie's mind. There is an overhanging sense of fantastical magic, and the impression of other well-known fantasy works influencing this piece of writing, or it referencing popular culture. The characters have a captivating quality to them, even those who are meant for you to dislike. The language is not tough, neither is it too simple, making this fable both a quick and entertaining read.
Date published: 2011-07-27

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"This is, simply put, a book for anyone who loves a good story. It's also a work of literary genius."—Stephen King "I enjoyed this adventure story.…It involves you at once and keeps you reading, and so it should, for it’s from the same magic land as Sinbad, The Thousand and One Nights, The Golden Fleece."—Doris Lessing "Fantastical, funny, whooping through drama and comedy, good and evil, introducing creatures delightful or frightening, this joyous and tender book is a whole Arabian Nights entertainment." —Nadine Gordimer, The Times Literary Supplement "A lively, wonderfully inventive comic tale . . . [Rushdie's] own Sea of Stories from which he drew this entertaining and moving book continues to flow as clear and brilliant as ever." —Alison Lurie, The New York Times Book Review