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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The prose is lovely and lucid. - Goodreads
Wordplay, allusions and goofy puns abound. - Goodreads
This is not a book to read for the plot. - Goodreads

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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

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User Review  - Nora Ghenciulescu - Goodreads

It's a story about a beloved storyteller an his son, Haroun. They live in ,,The Sad City" ,a city that has forgotten its own name out of sadness. One day Harouns mom runs away with Mr. Sengupta, and ... 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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