So Iff the water genie told Haroun about the Ocean of the Stream of Stories, and even though he was full of a sense of hopelessness and failure the magic of the Ocean began to have an effect on Haroun. He looked into the water and saw that it was made up of a thousand thousand thousand and one different currents, each one a different colour, weaving in and out of one another like a liquid tapestry of breathtaking complexity; and Iff explained that these were the Streams of Story, that each coloured strand represented and contained a single tale. Different parts of the Ocean contained different sorts of stories, and as all the stories that had ever been told and many that were still in the process of being invented could be found here, the Ocean of the Streams of Story was in fact the biggest library in the universe. And because the stories were held here in fluid form, they retained the ability to change, to become new versions of themselves, to join up with other stories and so become yet other stories; so that unlike a library of books, the Ocean of the Streams of Story was much more than a storeroom of yarns. It was not dead, but alive.
"And if you are very, very careful, or very, very highly skilled, you can dip a cup into the Ocean," Iff told Haroun, "like so," and here he produced a little golden cup from another of his waistcoat pockets, "and you can fill it with water from a single, pure Stream of Story, like so," as he did precisely that.
On time shipping, in good shape. It was a School assignmwnt for our 15 years old child. He like deje book a lot!Published 2 days ago by Canaima
This book is amazingly accessible to all ages. It reads like a long children's bedtime story, but it has so many deep meanings and lessons that it is perfect for college classes. Read morePublished 11 days ago by A. Brown
This is a wonderful parable about the imagination. I had no idea that Salman Rushdie wrote books for youth (and adults who in their hearts are still young). Read morePublished 23 days ago by Sally D. Bailey
My kids thought this seemed like someone trying to write in the Dr. Seuss style and failed miserably. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Wiwse
This book is Salman Rushdie's answer to the death verdict he received from hard-line religious people. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Di Dr Hartmut Huber
This is a fantastic children's story that most adults will find interesting too. On one level it's simple and fun but if you go a little deeper there's a lot of interesting social... Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. DEHAAN
This book was fanciful and even a bit funny at times, but ultimately I could never get fully engrossed in it. I greatly admire Mr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristy Madden
I read this to my son, who is 8, it was a little too complicated for him it at times but it was very enjoyable for us both.Published 3 months ago by DavidT