Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “When Dreams Travel” as Want to Read:
When Dreams Travel
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

When Dreams Travel

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This novel takes up where "The Arabian Nights" left off and suggests what might have happened to the protagonists, Shahrzad the bride, Dunyazad the sister and Shahryar the sultan, when the story telling stopped.
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published 1999 by Picador
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about When Dreams Travel, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about When Dreams Travel

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Veena Soujanya
Dec 07, 2015 Veena Soujanya rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book as a part of my MA programme. Initially I found it intriguing but at the same time confusing. It is the kind of book which you have to finish at one go. The more breaks you take the more you get detached from the story. But once you delve deep into the story you can feel it unwrap itself layers by layers. It feels like the fog surrounding you; making you feel but something you cannot catch. Geeta Hariharan's narration is beautiful. She dosen't write stories; she weave ...more
michellé .c
Dec 20, 2012 michellé .c rated it liked it
When I received this book from a friend I honestly didn't know what to expect since I have yet to read The Arabian Nights.

This book wasn't hard to read at all, in fact it was quite a pleasurable read. I liked how Hariharan is able to weave a complete picture in one long, coherent, whimsical sentence. I felt as though I was transported back in time to the world of Arabian Nights where caravans trudged past the desert; a splendid white dome by the horizon; sultans and sultanahs in all their regali
Jan 13, 2013 Arun rated it did not like it
I couldn't make it through this book. About a 100 pages in, and I still couldn't find my bearings as a reader. This is not a criticism on the writing of the book, mind, its just that the fact that the entire story is being written in present tense vignettes made it very hard for me to engage with the story. I'm thinking that its not the right time for me to read this book, so it's going back on the shelf for now.

For the curious, When Dreams Travel is a metafictional take on the 1001 Arabian Nigh
Wendy rated it liked it
Oct 18, 2015
G rated it it was ok
Jun 06, 2010
Tineke rated it liked it
Nov 25, 2011
Jennifer rated it it was amazing
May 13, 2016
Devika rated it it was ok
Jun 17, 2009
Shivi rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2013
*~SB~* rated it really liked it
May 01, 2016
Talal Khan
Talal Khan rated it really liked it
Mar 23, 2013
Whittles rated it it was amazing
Feb 24, 2011
Teddard Meyer-stark
Teddard Meyer-stark rated it liked it
Dec 01, 2013
Yusak Lie
Yusak Lie rated it liked it
Oct 02, 2007
Alex MacFarlane
Alex MacFarlane rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2012
Nisha Sanu
Nisha Sanu rated it really liked it
Feb 14, 2013
Shiril rated it it was amazing
Apr 08, 2012
Resh Caldera
Resh Caldera rated it it was ok
Oct 01, 2012
Ishita rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2012
Elen Turner
Elen Turner rated it liked it
Nov 28, 2013
Sumi Ghosh
Sumi Ghosh rated it did not like it
May 18, 2016
Bhuva rated it it was amazing
Jan 06, 2014
Aparna rated it really liked it
Aug 10, 2011
Shibashish Purkayastha
Shibashish Purkayastha rated it really liked it
May 25, 2015
Scheherazade rated it really liked it
May 17, 2013
Mario rated it really liked it
Nov 05, 2013
Madhumita Biswas
Madhumita Biswas rated it it was amazing
Feb 10, 2013
Niranjan Meher
Niranjan Meher rated it really liked it
Feb 13, 2017
Sadiq Kazi
Sadiq Kazi rated it it was ok
Mar 21, 2013
Sagorika rated it it was ok
Sep 23, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Hariharan was born in Coimbatore and grew up in Bombay and Manila. She obtained a BA (in English) from Bombay University and a MA (in Communications) from Fairfield University (U.S.A.).

Hariharan first worked in the Public Broadcasting System in New York and then with a publishing firm as an editor in India. She currently works as a freelance editor.

In her personal life, she, along with her husban
More about Githa Hariharan...

Share This Book