Haroun and the Sea of Stories
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... show more
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. Also look for Salman Rushdie’s next book, Joseph Anton: A Memoir, coming fall 2012. “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
Publish date: November 1st 1991
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Asian Literature
, Indian Literature
, Magical Realism
Actual Rating - 4.5 StarsThis was an absolutely lovely childrens book! I loved it. It should be right up there with [a:Neil Gaiman|1221698|Neil Gaiman|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1234150163p2/1221698.jpg]'s [b:The Graveyard Book|2213661|The Graveyard Book|Neil Gaiman|https://d202m...
about halway through the book, i realised it reminded me of something. but i couldn't put my finger on it. a very annoying feeling, it really is, to feel like you've read something that sorta kinda maybe looks like the thing you're eating throgh right now. not to worry, i realised what it reminded m...
A YA novel that is delightful in and of itself for its story, language play, and relationships. However, knowing that Rushdie wrote it for his son while he was in hiding, and why he was in hiding, adds additional levels to the reader's appreciation.
A similarly enjoyable story as The Phantom Tollbooth.