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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Up the seven terraces of the Pleasure Garden went Haroun, heading for the
palace balcony; and on his way he heard many Guppees muttering: 'Our own
subscriber! — How could he betray and help the Chupwalas? — That poor
Gup is warm and Chup is freezing cold. Gup is all chattering and noise, whereas
Chup is silent as a shadow. Guppees love the Ocean, Chupwalas try to poison it.
Guppees love Stories, and Speech; Chupwalas, it seems; hate these things just ...
'I suppose war makes people crude,' he told himself. The black-nosed Chupwala
Army, whose menacing silence hung over it like a fog, looked too frightening to
lose. Meanwhile the Guppees were still busily arguing over every litde detail.
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - browner56 - LibraryThing
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