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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They all had the same strange reversed eyes, with white pupils instead of black
ones, bland grey irises instead of ... dried his throat and all that came out of his
mouth was a strange croaking noise: 'Ark,' he croaked, pointing to the dark ship.
Haroun stared at him, looking particularly at the edges of the Cultmaster's body,
and finally he was sure: it was there, that same fuzziness, that wobbliness he had
spotted in the Dark Ship itself: shallowness, he had called it, and he'd been right
down on the Dark Ship, the full, hot, noonday sun.' 'That's some wish,' said Butt
the Hoopoe's voice admiringly. 'This will be pretty interesting. It's your willpower
against the Processes Too Complicated To Explain.' The minutes passed: one, ...
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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