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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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  • Posted December 17, 2009

    THE POSITIVE ROLE OF FICTION IN SOCIETY

    This is a story with a child as a central figure. It can be read as a children's story, but it is much more. I believe it is Salman Rushdie's defense of his earlier fiction, especially that condemned by Islamic fundamentalists. It does not say anything specific about any religion. Religions simply exist in the background, like the ground, people or ideas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2007

    The Power of Stories!

    This story was full of figurative language and can take one beyond their own imagination! I definitely recommend this story to those who love fictional settings for their stories. Salman Rushdie does a fabulous job of incorporating his life in hiding (for speaking out against Islam), into Haroun's journey, and exemplifies the power of Freedom of Speech. There are many parallels of the real world in this incredible book. I loved it, except the ending was too short, otherwise superb.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2006

    awesome

    it was great...it was given to me by a friend and i thought it was great. salman rushdie writes really well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2002

    Not a children's book!

    Although children would love it too. This book has many different levels an parallels to Rushdie's life, especially the censorship he experienced after publishing the "Satanic Verses." Very illuminating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2002

    oh yeah

    good book. starts out confusing but gets better. Recommended indeed.

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