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

Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

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Audio Book (Cassette) | February 1, 1996

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Salman Rushdie was born in India, raised in Pakistan, and educated in England, where he now lives. His Rabelaisian skill for telling stories teeming with fantasy and history, and the virtuosity of his style, with its sly transliterations of Indo-English idioms, won him a delighted audience with the publication of Midnight's Children in 1980. However, it was the urgency with which he returned to the lands of his birth and childhood to write of a world where politics and the individual are inseparably connected that won him wide acclaim as a brilliant new novelist and intellectual. He manages to stand both inside and outside the world of developing nations and tell their stories. His fantastical retelling of the story of Islam set in a London peopled by immigrants from around the world, The Satanic Verses (1988), is his last full-length novel: its publication raised the anger of Muslims in Britain, South Asia, and the Middle East who asked that the novel be banned. In February 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini decreed a fatwa pronouncing the death sentence on him, and Rushdie has since lived in hiding. Subsequently, he offered several published explanations and apologies to Muslims (collected in Imaginary Homelands, 1991), and he also wrote a children's story, Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990). In 2006, Rushdie joined the Emory University faculty as Distinguished Writer in Residence for one month a year for the next five years. Rushdie was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in the Queen's Birthday Honours on 16 June, 2007.
Salman Rushdie was born in India, raised in Pakistan, and educated in England, where he now lives. His Rabelaisian skill for telling stories teeming with fantasy and history, and the virtuosity of his style, with its sly transliterations of Indo-English idioms, won him a delighted audience with the publication of Midnight's Children in...
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Title:Haroun And The Sea Of StoriesFormat:Audio Book (Cassette)Product dimensions:2 pages, 2.65 × 4.18 × 0.24 inShipping dimensions:2.65 × 4.18 × 0.24 inPublished:February 1, 1996Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140861939

ISBN - 13:9780140861938

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A vivid, fantastic fairy tale Such a delightful, lighthearted read. I read it for my book club, but now I'm looking to get my own copy so I can read it to my kids. I absolutely love it. It reminds me of The Neverending Story
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a bedtime story I had to read this book for a college English course and I fell in love with it. It reads like a classic child's bedtime story and it's so imaginative and sweet. You'll love it!
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Lots of fun, highly recommended
Date published: 2017-11-20
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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Imaginative Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie is a creative story that even young teenagers would enjoy. It kept me interested from the very beginning, probably because it is a fantasy novel, which I enjoy reading, and it involves interesting subjects. I believe it is probably Salman Rushdie's more interesting novels, since I have read the beginning of his other novels, but I was not drawn into them. Haroun's father, Rashid, is such a great storyteller, that politicians hire him to tell citizens stories, so that they would vote in favour of their party. But, one day, Haroun notices that his father is no longer able to tell a single story. Haroun discovers that his father has cancelled his subscription of the magical story waters. Haroun embarks on a journey to Kahani, which is a hidden moon of the earth, to restore his father's gift of storytelling. I recommend this fantasy novel to anyone over the age of thirteen, who wants to read about a whole new world full of different creatures. Characters: Haroun: the main character Rashid: known as the Shah of Blah and the Ocean of Notions Soraya: Rashid's wife Mr. Sengupta: lives upstairs
Date published: 2008-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Dreams This is perhaps the most incredibly creative story ever written. It is filled with irony and imagination. One notable effect is that Rushdie uses circular patterns that become apparent as the reader further delves into the story. The most beautiful story I have ever read.
Date published: 1999-09-29