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.
Bought it for my daughter and she said it takes long to get interesting in the beginning of the book.Published 6 days ago by SHRONDA JACKSON
Cute story too much alliteration for me, but great young adult read.Published 1 month ago by Carlymu
Too many scenes, storyline hard to follow, can't envision it onstage.Published 3 months ago by Maureen Chaffee
A story told much in the style of the Arabian nights, it is told from the perspective of Haroun, a young boy, much like Ali Baba. Read morePublished 4 months ago by PPierre
I selected to purchase a NEW book and i received an older and used version which someone has spilled cooking oil on and bent the covers of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by kellin jett
This is a quick fanciful read that Rushdie wrote for his young son. The descriptions and predicaments are laugh out loud funny, and it has a wonderful moral.Published 4 months ago by cmc
Spectacular. A very entertaining fable that also instructs, with wonderful characters, and the "Pages" are just awesome. I can't say enough about this book. Just read it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D Fisher
Having bought almost all of Salman Rushdie's books, I somehow skipped this one, possibly because I was still trying to finish The Satanic Verses by the time this was published. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Theo Visser