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.
For the longest time, I felt as if my fascination with fictional stories was a blemish that an up and coming young adult could not afford to have when going through... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Evan
Very fanciful... A delight to read, and with such a happy ending! I cannot wait to read more Rushdie books...Published 1 month ago by Russ
On time shipping, in good shape. It was a School assignmwnt for our 15 years old child. He like deje book a lot!Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Wiwse