Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Salman Rushdie, 1990

Gave this one three chapters. It seems to be basically an Indian version of The Phantom Tollbooth, and ergo way too precious and whimsical for me. I'd probably say the same thing about The Phantom Tollbooth if I were to read it for the first time as an adult. I used to think that I was interested in children's books, since I often dominated the conversation when the subject came up, but no — what I'm actually interested in are the books I read as a child, or at least the authors. Now that I'm a grownup I want to read grownup books. (Though I guess recently it's been more like the first ten pages of grownup books, but whatever.)

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