Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 211 pages
Setting: the country of Aliphbay and the moon Kahani
Interest: I was looking for a book to read Mr. Curiosity and this was recommended on a blog. I like other stories by Rushdie, so I picked this one up.
Summary: Haroun’s father, Rashid, is a master storyteller in a world where most people don’t have much to be happy about. Rashid loses his subscription to the story water, so Haroun heads to the secret moon Kahani to get his father’s stories back. Once there, he gets caught up in a war between Gup and Chup, and finding out who’s poisoning the Ocean of Stories.
Final thoughts: Mr. Curiosity and I both really enjoyed this story. It is your typical story where a young boy sets off on an impossible quest, and yet has the courage and luck to succeed. Rushdie tells the story well, and it is a lot of fun to read.
Title comes from: Descriptive of the story
Reading challenges fulfilled: none since this is a review of a book read in a previous year
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