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Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
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Dec 22, 09

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Read in December, 2009

Salman Rushdie really surprised me on this one. I read this book under the recommendation of many of my friends and absolutely loved it. It is the story of Haroun, son of Rashid the story teller, or the Shah of Blah. He always asks his father where his stories come from, and his father tells him that he drinks the water from a spring, from the sea of stories. Haroun does not believe him until he later must travel to the sea to reconnect his fathers connection to the spring. The tale then becomes about Haroun and his new friends battling evil to save the sea. This book has so many funny, and endearing character and really was a delight to read. I enjoyed all of Rushdie's plays on words and his mocking of traditional fables. Thanks for all the recommendations on this one!
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12/15/2009 page 56
25.0% "He knew what he knew: that the real world was full of magic, so magical worlds could easily be real." 1 comment

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