Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie Actual Rating - 4.5 Stars

This was an absolutely lovely childrens book! I loved it. It should be right up there with [a:Neil Gaiman|1221698|Neil Gaiman|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1234150163p2/1221698.jpg]'s [b:The Graveyard Book|2213661|The Graveyard Book|Neil Gaiman|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1303859949s/2213661.jpg|2219449] and [b:Coraline|17061|Coraline|Neil Gaiman|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327871014s/17061.jpg|2834844]. No doubt very different in style and much less dark & twisted than those stories but in the end just as fanciful and affecting.

Highly recommended :)

I decided to read this after I read Salman Rushdie's [b:Joseph Anton: A Memoir|13532186|Joseph Anton A Memoir|Salman Rushdie|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1345767745s/13532186.jpg|19093862] where he talks about his years living under the fatwa. He talks about writing this book for his son during those dark days. Knowing the circumstances under which this book was written adds adult nuances to the story so I highly recommend keeping that in mind for the adult reader.