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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Mali, Goopy and Bagha were by their side. Haroun introduced them to his father;
then, with a great cry, they were off. 'How stupid we were not to dress more
sensibly!' Rashid lamented. 'In these nightshirts, we'll freeze solid in a few hours.
But but but don't worry. You'll get acclimatized. It will pass.' 'To look on the bright
side,' said Rashid Khalifa, 'these Laminations certainly work. I can't feel the cold
at all.' Goopy and Bagha were coughing and spluttering more and more.
Goopy and Bagha, uttering piteous whimpering noises, confessed that they
couldn't go any further. 'Never thought it'd be so bad!' 'We have failed you! We
feel sad!' 'I feel terrible! She feels worse!' 'We can hardly speak in verse.' The
waters of ...
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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