Haroun And The Sea Of Stories



is Salman Rushdie's gentlest book, a fairy-tale like story that continues the tradition of Orwell's "Animal Farm". The book is about the land where stories are made, Rashid who is "the Shah of Blah, with oceans of notions and the Gift of the Gab" and his son Haroun. When Rashid loses his gift, his son embarks on an quest to recover it. Interspersed in this delightful tale are some poignant moments dealing with freedom of speech and expression.
The book can be read as a commentary on "The thousand and one Arabian nights", placing it as a triumph of the imagination over draconian authority, and the appeal of the tale to even the meanest among us. Yet, it is also a sobering story, the ...

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and the terrible land of Chup (where it is always dark). And, perhaps most important, it has P2C2E. Processes Too Complicated To Explain.
Salman Rushdie was awarded a Writer's Guild award for .

Haroun as a children's book a review by Jon Shemitz
Heard Instinct's page on their adaptation of Haroun for puppet shows they do

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Micro-review: "Haroun and the Sea of Stories"
by Salman Rushdie

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OK, I'll admit it from the start: I might not have looked at this book in the first place, had it not been for the author's notoriety as one of the (all too many) authors some fundies are trying to kill for "blaspheming" one of their "sacred" books. Odds are, that's what led the local bookstore to buy a lot of copies and display them face out in the "young adult" rack, not the ...

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