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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'And off we go,' carolled Iff, much too loud for Haroun's liking; and then the Water
Genie skipped up on to the window sill and thence to the Hoopoe's back — and
Haroun, with scarcely a moment to reflect on the wisdom of what he was doing, ...
'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, two, three, four, five. Haroun lay stretched out on the
'But but but never mind,' Butt the Hoopoe said without moving its beak. 'When you
travel with Butt the Hoopoe, time is on your side. Leave late, arrive early! Let's go!
Va-voom-varoom!' Night had fallen over the Dull Lake. Haroun saw the ...
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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