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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A silence fell, as General Kitab and Prince Bolo mulled over everything that
Mudra and his Shadow had 'said'. Then Prince Bolo burst out, 'Why should we
believe this creature? Hasn't he admitted he's a traitor to his own leader? Must
we do ...
'Very well,' General Kitab agreed. 'Rot it all, very well. But we must send someone
to investigate the Old Zone situation. But whom? — Now let me see . . . Harrumph
...' It was at this instant that Haroun cleared his throat. 'I'll go,' he volunteered.
'There's no need to go into that,' interrupted General Kitab. 'Drat it all! We aren't
interested in your opinions. Complete your confounded message.' The Chupwala
ambassador cleared his throat. 'Khattam- Shud therefore warns you that, unless ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
Not my style, but I think it would appeal to pre-teen boys. An imaginative journey by a young boy who wants to help his father. Full of puns, silly names, and a non-violent army fighting a polluted ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - LibraryThing
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