History Literature / HarounAndTheSeaOfStories

29th Sep '15 3:29:05 PM JulianLapostat
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''Haroun and the Sea of Stories'' is a children's fantasy novel by Salman Rushdie. Haroun Khalifa lives with his parents, Rashid and Soraya, in a city so sad it has forgotten its name. Haroun, however, is happy -- until one day his mother runs away with their neighbour. This event devastates Haroun, who develops a kind of ADHD as a result. Even worse is the effect on his father: Rashid, formerly a storyteller of seemingly boundless imagination, suddenly finds himself unable to spin his marvelous tales.

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''Haroun and the Sea of Stories'' is a children's fantasy novel by Salman Rushdie.Creator/SalmanRushdie. Haroun Khalifa lives with his parents, Rashid and Soraya, in a city so sad it has forgotten its name. Haroun, however, is happy -- until one day his mother runs away with their neighbour. This event devastates Haroun, who develops a kind of ADHD as a result. Even worse is the effect on his father: Rashid, formerly a storyteller of seemingly boundless imagination, suddenly finds himself unable to spin his marvelous tales.
29th Sep '15 11:33:22 AM RaustBD
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* BadassBoast: Bordering on BadassCreed since he says it frequently (albeit with various variations, all rhyming), but Mali the gardener, whenever he is attacked, will shout "You can chop an [X], you can chop a [Z], you can chop a [Y], but you can't chop me!"

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* BadassBoast: Bordering on BadassCreed since he says it frequently (albeit with various variations, all rhyming), but rhyming): Mali the gardener, whenever he is attacked, will shout "You can chop an [X], you can chop a [Z], you can chop a [Y], but you can't chop me!"
29th Sep '15 11:33:04 AM RaustBD
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* BadassBoast: Bordering on BadassCreed since he says it frequently with various variations, all rhyming, but Mali the gardener, whenever he is attacked, will shout "You can chop an [X], you can chop a [Z], you can chop a [Y], but you can't chop me!"

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* BadassBoast: Bordering on BadassCreed since he says it frequently (albeit with various variations, all rhyming, rhyming), but Mali the gardener, whenever he is attacked, will shout "You can chop an [X], you can chop a [Z], you can chop a [Y], but you can't chop me!"
29th Sep '15 11:31:37 AM RaustBD
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* BadassBoast: Bordering on BadassCreed since he says it frequently with various variations, all rhyming, but Mali the gardener, whenever he is attacked, will shout "You can chop an [X], you can chop a [Z], you can chop a [Y], but you can't chop me!"
10th Nov '14 6:55:05 PM WarriorSparrow
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--->'''Khattam-Shud:''' The world is not for fun. The world is for controlling.
--->'''Haroun:''' What world?
--->'''Khattam-Shud:''' Your world, my world, all worlds.
* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The titular Sea of Stories is basically a library of every story that has ever existed.
10th Jul '14 12:47:58 PM WarriorSparrow
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* HeroismEqualsJobQualification: Iff, Mali, Goopy, and Bagha all get put in charge of their respective departments at the end of the story, despite having no special qualifications other than having helped Haroun out.

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* HeroismEqualsJobQualification: Iff, Mali, Goopy, and Bagha all get put in charge of their respective departments at the end of the story, despite having no special qualifications other than having helped Haroun out. Then again, considering in the land of Gup, the worst they would do to a spy is have them write "I must not spy" 1001 times (and they think even that is too severe), it seems entirely fitting to the setting.
10th Jul '14 12:42:21 PM WarriorSparrow
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* AllJustADream: It's implied that the trip to Kahani may have been this, though the balance of the evidence seems to be against it.

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* AllJustADream: It's at first implied that the trip to Kahani may have been this, though the balance of the evidence seems to be against it.



** ''Khattam-shud''.

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** ''Khattam-shud''.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Many characters in the book apply, and even some place names, but "Khattam-Shud" is easy the most notable.
15th Jun '14 6:34:42 AM BlueIceTea
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''Haroun and the Sea of Stories'' is a children's fantasy novel by Salman Rushdie. Haroun Khalifa lives with his parents, Rashid and Soraya, in a city so sad it has forgotten its name. Haroun, however, is happy - until one day his mother runs away with their neighbour. This event devastates Haroun, who develops a kind of ADHD as a result. Even worse is the effect on his father: Rashid, formerly a storyteller of seemingly boundless imagination, suddenly finds himself unable to spin his marvelous tales.

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''Haroun and the Sea of Stories'' is a children's fantasy novel by Salman Rushdie. Haroun Khalifa lives with his parents, Rashid and Soraya, in a city so sad it has forgotten its name. Haroun, however, is happy - -- until one day his mother runs away with their neighbour. This event devastates Haroun, who develops a kind of ADHD as a result. Even worse is the effect on his father: Rashid, formerly a storyteller of seemingly boundless imagination, suddenly finds himself unable to spin his marvelous tales.


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* MadLibsCatchphrase: Snooty Buttoo always addresses Haroun's father as "[adjective] Mr Rashid".
25th Sep '13 11:52:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: It's a [=P2C2E=]![[hottip:*:a Process Too Complicated To Explain]]

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: It's a [=P2C2E=]![[hottip:*:a [=P2C2E=]![[note]]a Process Too Complicated To Explain]]Explain[[/note]]
20th Sep '13 8:44:56 AM BlueIceTea
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* TheGreatWall: Chattergy's Wall, which encircles Kahani, separating the perpetual daylight of Gup from the benighted land of Chup.



* WallAroundTheWorld / TheGreatWall: Chattergy's Wall, which encircles Kahani, separating the perpetual daylight of Gup from the benighted land of Chup.
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