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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'We have ignored it for too long, and now we pay the price.' 'Hold on to hats,' Butt
the HoopOe interrupted. 'Hitting the brake now. Gup City dead ahead. Record
time! Va-va- va-voom! No problem.' 'It's amazing what you can get accustomed to,
If Haroun had been in Gup City at that moment, he might have enjoyed
witnessing the consternation of the Eggheads in P2C2E House. The immense
super-computers and gigantic gyroscopes that had controlled the behaviour of
the Moon, ...
... in what had been the Twilight Strip; and everyone set off contentedly for Gup
City, because there was a marriage to arrange. Back in Gup City, the Speaker of
the Chatterbox announced 191 Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
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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