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 ... In Chup City the schools and law-courts and
theatres are all closed now, unable to operate because of the Silence Laws.
So it was to Chup City that the Guppee Army came, with General Kitab, Prince
Bolo and Mudra the Shadow Warrior at its head. Chup City was in the deep heart
of the Perpetual Darkness, and the air was so cold that it would freeze into icicles
The houses of Chup City trembled; many Chupwalas (and Guppees, too) cried
out in terror. Prince Bolo fell off his horse. 'An earthquake, an earthquake!' people
shouted — but it was no ordinary earthquake. It was the entire Moon, Kahani, ...
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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