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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you Guppees were chatterboxes,' Haroun whispered to Iff. 'But this Gardener
doesn't say much.' 'He is talkative,' Iff rejoined. 'For a Gardener, anyhow.' 'How do
you do,' Haroun called across to the Gardener, thinking that, as he was the ...
Haroun and Iff both cried out in shock as Khattam-Shud changed his shape. The
Cultmaster grew and grew before their appalled, astonished eyes, until he was
one hundred and one feet tall, with one hundred and one heads, each of which ...
that I need is witnesses,' Haroun decided. 'Once Iff and Mali tell the Walrus why I
had to make my wish, he'll understand about his broken machinery.' A wild party
was getting under way in the royal palace, and it took Haroun a few minutes to ...
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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