Haroun and the sea of stories
Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Alice in Wonderland', and 'The Wizard of Oz'. In this adaptation for the stage, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.
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Because it's true what you have heard rumours of: the Land of Chup has fallen
under the power of the "Mystery of Bezaban", a Cult of Dumbness or Muteness,
whose followers swear vows of lifelong silence to show their devotion. Yes; as I ...
One of them, at this very moment, has Princess Batcheat captive in the Citadel of
Chup, and is planning to sew up her lips on the Feast of Bezaban. The other, as
you should know, is in the Old Zone, where he is plotting the ruination of the ...
What remained of the halls and courtyards of die Citadel of Chup was utterly
smashed as Bezaban crashed down. The statue's huge head snapped off at the
neck and came rolling and bouncing down the terraces of the Citadel, towards
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - www.librarything.com
There's a lot to enjoy here (for a short book) but in the end I can't say I loved it. I liked it; it was diverting; I'd recommend it happily to others. This has a bit of wish-dream or deus ex machina ... Read full review
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Suppose you are an internationally acclaimed novelist who has written a book that some people view as blasphemous to a revered figure in a major world religion. A leading cleric of the faith tries to ... Read full review