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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So what Haroun asked Mr Butt for was this: front-row seats in the Mail Coach all
the way to the Dull Lake; and a guarantee that the Mail Coach would pass
through the Tunnel of I (also known as J) before sunset, because otherwise the
The Mail Coach rocketed through the gates of the Bus Depot, narrowly missing a
wall on which Haroun read this: IF FROM SPEED YOU GET YOUR THRILL TAKE
PRECAUTION— MAKE YOUR WILL rs* /-w /^a/ Faster and faster went the Mail ...
'If we crash now, if we're smashed to bits or fried like potato chips in a burning
wreck, it will be my fault this time, too.' Now they were high in the Mountains of M,
and Haroun felt sure that the Mail Coach was speeding up as they got higher.
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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