Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Rushdie Salman
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-11-29
ISBN 10: 0141342390
ISBN 13: 9780141342399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haroun and the Sea of Stories Book Review:

Haroun's father is the greatest of all storyletters. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0143124773
ISBN 13: 9780143124771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haroun and the Sea of Stories Book Review:

Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Haroun begins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow Warriors, and the land of darkness.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Odyssey Editions
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN 10: 1623730139
ISBN 13: 9781623730130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haroun and the Sea of Stories Book Review:

When Haroun Khalifa’s father, the renowned storyteller Rashid Khalifa, loses his gift of gab, Haroun knows he has to help. Soon, he’s tumbled headfirst into an adventure story of his own, journeying toward the legendary Sea of Stories on the back of a flying Hoopoe bird. There, he finds a host of comical, unforgettable new friends, from Iff the Water Genie to Blabbermouth the page, and at the end of his quest, a formidable enemy – the Prince of Silence, Khattam-Shud himself. At once vastly humorous and deeply tender, Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a fantastical, witty contemporary fable and a powerful statement about the importance of storytelling. Salman Rushdie has created an instant classic - a dazzling read for children and adults alike that both celebrates and embodies the magic of fiction.

Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

Haroun and The Sea Of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2000-10-14
ISBN 10: 9351182835
ISBN 13: 9789351182832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haroun and The Sea Of Stories Book Review:

In a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name, lived a professional storyteller named Rashid and his son Haroun.' Thus begins Rushdie's magical and delightful book, which is comprised of hundreds of stories, funny and sad, all of them juggled at once, together with sorcery and love, wicked uncles and fat aunts, and mustachioed gangsters in yellow check pants.

Salman Rushdie s Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Salman Rushdie s Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie,Tim Supple,David Tushingham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780571196937
ISBN 13: 0571196934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salman Rushdie s Haroun and the Sea of Stories Book Review:

Tim Supple's adaptations of Grimm Tales and More Grimm Tales have been universally acclaimed. With the help of David Tushingham, he has adapted Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories for the stage. Set in an exotic eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Rushdie's novel inhabits the same imaginative space as Gulliver's Travels, Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way he encounters many foes, intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.

Haroun and Luka

Haroun and Luka
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0099583046
ISBN 13: 9780099583042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haroun and Luka Book Review:

Haroun: Whatâe(tm)s the use of stories that arenâe(tm)t even true? I asked that question and the Unthinkable Thing happened: my father canâe(tm)t tell stories anymore. That means no more laughter in the city of Alifbay and now the place stinks of sadness. So itâe(tm)s up to me to put things right. If the water genie Iff can take me on the Hoopoe bird Butt all the way to Gup City then maybe, just maybe, Iâe(tm)ll be able to persuade the Grand Comptroller to give my father his Story Water supply back. Trouble is, that is strictly forbidden, one hundred percent banned, no way Jose territory... Luka: What do sea monsters eat? The Old Man of the River of Time: Fish and Ships. Why was six afraid of seven? Luka: Because seven eight nine. Luckily, my father is the Riddle King and taught me everything I know. But the stakes are high in this riddle battle, couldnâe(tm)t be higher in fact! To save my father from Un-Life, Iâe(tm)ve got to beat the Old Man and steal the Fire of Life that burns at the top of the Mountain of Knowledge. Only problem is that nobody in the entire recorded history of the World of Magic has ever successfully stolen the Fire of Life... Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can read an interview with the author and solve some fiendish riddles! Vintage Childrenâe(tm)s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Aliceâe(tm)s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Luka and the Fire of Life

Luka and the Fire of Life
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-11-16
ISBN 10: 0307366626
ISBN 13: 9780307366627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luka and the Fire of Life Book Review:

On a beautiful starry night in the city of Kahani in the land of Alifbay a terrible thing happened: twelve-year-old Luka's storyteller father, Rashid, fell suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one could rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the Magic World, encountering a slew of phantasmagorical obstacles along the way, to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task. Weaving together bits of mythology, fairy tales, children’s puns, metaphysics and echoes from well-known tales as different as The Matrix and The Wizard of Oz, Luka and the Fire of Life becomes a story about things as intimate as a boy’s love for his family, and as sprawling as the meaning of life itself. With Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables, and it proved to be one of his most popular books with readers of all ages. While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a gift for his second son on his twelfth birthday. Lyrical, rich with word-play, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories, this is Salman Rushdie at his very best.

The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-12-31
ISBN 10: 9780307367761
ISBN 13: 0307367762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Satanic Verses Book Review:

One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN 10: 1839020792
ISBN 13: 9781839020797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wizard of Oz Book Review:

The Wizard of Oz 'was my very first literary influence,' writes Salman Rushdie in his account of the great MGM children's classic. At the age of ten he had written a story, 'Over the Rainbow', about a colourful fantasy world. But for Rushdie The Wizard of Oz is more than a children's film, and more than a fantasy. It's a story whose driving force is the inadequacy of adults, in which 'the weakness of grown-ups forces children to take control of their own destinies'. And Rushdie rejects the conventional view that its fantasy of escape from reality ends with a comforting return to home, sweet home. On the contrary, it is a film that speaks to the exile. The Wizard of Oz shows that imagination can become reality, that there is no such place like home, or rather that the only home is the one we make for ourselves. Rushdie's brilliant insights into a film more often seen than written about are rounded off with his typically scintillating short story, 'At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers,' about the day when Dorothy's red shoes are knocked down to $15,000 at a sale of MGM props. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Rushdie looks back to the circumstances in which he wrote the book, when, in the wake of the controversy surrounding The Satanic Verses and the issue of a fatwa against him, the idea of home and exile held a particular resonance.

Snow Place Like Home Diary of an Ice Princess 1

Snow Place Like Home  Diary of an Ice Princess  1
Author: Christina Soontornvat
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 1338353950
ISBN 13: 9781338353952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow Place Like Home Diary of an Ice Princess 1 Book Review:

A brand new, fun filled chapter book series that answers the question: What if Frozen's Elsa went to regular school?

The Coral Merchant

The Coral Merchant
Author: Joseph Roth
Publsiher: Pushkin Collection
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 1782275983
ISBN 13: 9781782275985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coral Merchant Book Review:

New translations of the six greatest short stories by Joseph Roth, collected in a beautiful edition Joseph Roth's sensibility--both clear-eyed and nostalgic, harshly realistic and tenderly humane--produced some of the most distinctive fiction of the twentieth century. This collection of his most essential stories, in exquisite new translations by Ruth Martin, showcases the astonishing range and power of his short stories and novellas. In prose of aching beauty and precision, Roth shows us isolated souls pursuing lost ideals and impossible desires. Forced to remove a bust of the fallen Austrian emperor from his house, an eccentric old count holds a funeral for it and intends to be buried in the same plot himself; a humble coral merchant, dissatisfied with his life and longing for the sea, chooses to adulterate his wares with false coral, with catastrophic results; young Fini, just entering the haze of early sexuality, falls into an unsatisfying relationship with an older musician. With the greatest craft and sensitivity, Roth unfolds the many fragilities of the human heart.

Shame

Shame
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-12-31
ISBN 10: 0307367770
ISBN 13: 9780307367778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shame Book Review:

The novel that set the stage for his modern classic, The Satanic Verses, Shame is Salman Rushdie’s phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is “not quite Pakistan.” In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men—one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure—Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor and humiliation —“shamelessness, shame: the roots of violence.” Shame is an astonishing story that grows more timely by the day. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Great Trouble

The Great Trouble
Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN 10: 0449818195
ISBN 13: 9780449818190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Trouble Book Review:

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he’s got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe. But even for Eel, things aren’t so bad until that fateful August day in 1854—the day the deadly cholera (“blue death”) comes to Broad Street. Everyone believes that cholera is spread through poisonous air. But one man, Dr. John Snow, has a different theory. As the epidemic surges, it’s up to Eel and his best friend, Florrie, to gather evidence to prove Dr. Snow’s theory—before the entire neighborhood is wiped out. “Hopkinson illuminates a pivotal chapter in the history of public health. . . . Accessible . . . and entertaining.” —School Library Journal, Starred “For [readers] who love suspense, drama, and mystery.” —TIME for Kids From the Hardcover edition.

The Binding Vine

The Binding Vine
Author: Shashi Deshpande
Publsiher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-09-01
ISBN 10: 155861785X
ISBN 13: 9781558617858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Binding Vine Book Review:

“There can be no vaulting over time,” thinks Urmila, the narrator of Shashi Deshpande’s profound and soul-stirring novel. “We have to walk every step of the way, however difficult or painful it is; we can avoid nothing.” After the death of her baby, Urmila finds her own path difficult to endure. But through her grief, she is drawn into the lives of two very different women—one her long-dead mother-in-law, a thwarted writer, the other a young woman who lies unconscious in a hospital bed. And it is through these quiet, unexpected connections that Urmi begins her journey toward healing. The miracle of The Binding Vine, and of Shashi Deshpande's deeply compassionate vision, is that out of this web of loss and despair emerge strand of life and hope—a binding vine of love, concern, and connection that spreads across chasms of time, social class, and even death. In moving and exquisitely understated prose, Deshpande renders visible the extraordinary endurance and grace concealed in women's everyday lives.

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 0345810244
ISBN 13: 9780345810243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights Book Review:

From one of the greatest writers of our time: the most spellbinding, entertaining, wildly imaginative novel of his great career, which blends history and myth with tremendous philosophical depth. A masterful, mesmerizing modern tale about worlds dangerously colliding, the monsters that are unleashed when reason recedes, and a beautiful testament to the power of love and humanity in chaotic times. Inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment, this is a spectacular achievement--enchanting, both very funny and terrifying. It is narrated by our descendants 1000 years hence, looking back on "The War of the Worlds" that began with "the time of the strangenesses": a simple gardener begins to levitate; a baby is born with the unnerving ability to detect corruption in people; the ghosts of two long-dead philosophers begin arguing once more; and storms pummel New York so hard that a crack appears in the universe, letting in the destructive djinns of myth (as well as some graphic superheroes). Nothing less than the survival of our world is at stake. Only one, a djinn princess who centuries before had learned to love humankind, resolves to help us: in the face of dynastic intrigue, she raises an army composed of her semi-magical great-great--etc.--grandchildren--a motley crew of endearing characters who come together to save the world in a battle waged for 1,001 nights--or, to be precise, two years, eight months and twenty-eight nights.

The Vintage Book of Indian Writing 1947 1997

The Vintage Book of Indian Writing  1947 1997
Author: Salman Rushdie,Elizabeth West
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 578
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040339635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vintage Book of Indian Writing 1947 1997 Book Review:

A collection of the most brilliant Indian writing of the last 50 years, published to coincide with the anniversary of independence.

City of a Thousand Dolls

City of a Thousand Dolls
Author: Miriam Forster
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN 10: 0062121316
ISBN 13: 9780062121318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of a Thousand Dolls Book Review:

The girl with no past, and no future, may be the only one who can save their lives. Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a little girl. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. She makes her way as Matron's errand girl, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city's handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die. Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls' deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but also her life.

Reading Rushdie

Reading Rushdie
Author: M. D. Fletcher
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9789051837650
ISBN 13: 9051837658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Rushdie Book Review:

Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most important writer of the present time. His significant and controversial literary interventions in debates on post-colonial culture and contemporary South Asian Islam are matched by the contribution he has made to postmodern literature in the West (culminating in the award to him in 1993 of the twenty-fifth-anniversary Booker of Bookers prize).This collection of articles focuses on Rushdie's five novels. The context is set by the introduction, The Politics of Salman Rushdie's Fiction, which discusses the political stance of Rushdie's fiction, the various influences on his work, and the textual strategies and techniques he employs, for political expression and cultural critique. The postmodern/post-colonial interface, the carnivalesque, and satire are major themes treated here and in the articles that follow, which also provide diverse other perspectives on Rushdie's thought and method. A number of essays have been commissioned specially for this volume. An appendix listing selected writings by Rushdie and articles on the Satanic Verses Affair is followed by a comprehensive bibliography annotating critical studies of Rushdie's work.

Grimus

Grimus
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-11-05
ISBN 10: 0307358739
ISBN 13: 9780307358738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grimus Book Review:

Flapping Eagle is a young Axona Indian gifted with immortal life after drinking an elixir from his wayward sister. But after 777 years of sailing the world’s seas, he becomes weary of life, and sets out to find the mystical Calf Island, a place where his fellow immortals have gathered and created their own version of the human race. But Calf Island is a strange place – like its inhabitants, it is both blessed and cursed. Sensing a terrible darkness at the heart of the island, Flapping Eagle sets out to scale the island’s peak and confront its mysterious and potent creator, Grimus himself.

The Jaguar Smile

The Jaguar Smile
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-02-16
ISBN 10: 0307786668
ISBN 13: 9780307786661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jaguar Smile Book Review:

“I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice.” So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of “a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision.” Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America’s behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.