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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Review: Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Khalifa Brothers #1)

User Review  - Ana - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

Review: Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Khalifa Brothers #1)

User Review  - Ana Lopes - Goodreads

This is in my Top Ten Fave Books Ever! Literature snobs laugh at me because this, and not ¨Midnight´s Children¨ is my favorite Rushdie. Well, screw them, because this is one of the most magical, colorful,poetic, and downright readable books in existence. Try this. You won´t regret it. Read full review


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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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