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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.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"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.
It was in good shape, but it took quite a while to get here. I would order from here in the future, but allow a lot of thime for shipping to Canada.Published on Oct. 8 2011 by nic
Upon stumbling across "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" I had no idea what to expect... and I was very pleasantly surprised! Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2011 by LeeLee
Coming from a land where free speech is not a privilege, Rushdie presents a strong case on its place in society, government and in human relationships. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by E. F. Romano
Living in a harsh brutal world where sadness is manufactured, three people in the entire city are happy. These are Rashid, Soraya, and Haroun. Read morePublished on May 18 2004
Salman Rushdie really wrote a great book. I read this book in my English/Social Studies class and we all had a fun time reading it. Read morePublished on May 11 2004
Have you ever watched them? The most amazing part is the way the school changes direction, swooping off the other way.
Rushdie's language is the same. It flows and swoops. Read more
I'm sure you have all already read about the begining of the book, so I am just going to start: This book is horrible. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004 by Charlotte Young
This book is written with quite beautiful laguage and wonderfully descriptive words. Rushdie's talent to form perfect pictures with words and to let you enjoy it while he does is... Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by Cody Thomas