«Haroun and the Sea of Stories» av Salman Rushdie

HarounEn liten og lettlest eventyrbok med referanser til Star Wars, Alice i Eventyrland, Ringenes Herre… og til indiske filmkonvensjoner som jeg ikke kjenner like godt. Veldig artig og klassisk Rushdie-humor: Språkdrevet, full av understatements og så britisk som bare en inder kan være. Handlingen og fortellingen sier meg at dette er en barnebok, men språket er krevende og med bredt ordforråd. Og vakkert, som alltid fra mesteren Rushdie.

Favorittsitat: «There were simply too many passengers at the bus Depot to fit into the available buses, and, anyhow, nobody knew which bus was leaving first; which made it possible for the drivers to play a mischievous game. One driver would start his engine, adjust his mirrors, and behave as if he were about to leave. At once a bunch of passengers would gather up their suitcases and bedrolls and parrots and transistor radios and rush towards him. Then he’d switch off his engine with an innocent smile; while on the far side of the courtyard, a different bus would start up, and the passengers would start running again.»

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