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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Because it's true what you have heard rumours of: the Land of Chup has fallen
under the power of the "Mystery of Bezaban", a Cult of Dumbness or Muteness,
whose followers swear vows of lifelong silence to show their devotion. Yes; as I ...
But if he were defeated, most people in Chup would turn to me; and though my
Shadow and I are warriors, we are both in favour of Peace.' Now it was the
Shadow's turn to 'speak'. 'You must understand that in the Land of Chup,
Shadows are ...
The new government of the Land of Chup, headed by Miidra, announced its
desire for a long and lasting peace with Gup, a peace in which Night and Day,
Speech and Silence, would no longer be separated into Zones by Twilight Strips
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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