Rashid, meanwhile, has lost his gift of gab. Father and son go to a political rally. His father's smashing of the household clocks at 66 AM the time of his mother's disappearance makes it impossible for Haroun to concentrate on anything for more than eleven minutes. . —Stephen King I enjoyed this adventure story. …It involves you at once and keeps you reading, and so it should, for it’s from the same magic land as Sinbad, The Thousand and One Nights, The Golden Fleece. —Doris Lessing Haroun begins the book as a happy boy in an unhappy city.
This ends when the upstairs neighbor runs off with Haroun's mother and Haroun becomes brooding, distrusting, and easily angered. He would like to have had siblings, but is an only child. Follow Us on Facebook He accompanies his storytelling father to engagements. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers. Winner of the Writers Guild Award 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 As eloquent a defense of art as any Renaissance treatise saturated with the hyperreal color of such classic fantasies as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. — Publishers Weekly Fantastical, funny, whooping through drama and comedy, good and evil, introducing creatures delightful or frightening, this joyous and tender book is a whole Arabian Nights entertainment. —Nadine Gordimer, The Times Literary Supplement This is, simply put, a book for anyone who loves a good story.
FOLLOW BOOKRAGS: The novel's protagonist, Haroun is the adolescent son of Rashid and Soraya Khalifa. It s also a work of literary genius. Father and son here share his name. Haroun, a 67-year-old boy, sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. (c)7567 BookRags, Inc. Haroun and the sea of stories essays.