Haroun and the sea of stories

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Granta Books in association with Penguin Books, 1991 - Fiction - 216 pages
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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 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Alice in Wonderland', and 'The Wizard of Oz'. In this adaptation for the stage, 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.

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A quick read with lots of memorable imagery. - Goodreads
It is a cautionary tale about the loss of storytelling. - Goodreads
It also has a lovely, emotional fairy-tale like ending. - Goodreads
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Fun "fairy tale" with boat loads of political innuendo

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Rushdie, returns to his own familiar terrain with this book,the genre he has made utterly his own, Magic Realism. But this time it is not only a father writing a post-modern fairy tale for his son ... Read full review

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Salman Rushdie's books, from "Midnight's Children" to "The Satanic Verses", have been read around the world. His recent book--"Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Imaginary Homelands 1981-90 ", and "The Moor's Last Sigh"--have enhanced his reputation as one of our most important contemporary writers.

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