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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Haroun told him his name and the Gardener gave another curt nod. 'Mali,' he said
. 'Floating Gardener First Class.' 'Please,' Haroun said in his nicest voice, 'what
does a Floating Gardener do?' 'Maintenance,' answered Mali. 'Untwisting ...
'Don't you go worrying about me,' said Mali. 'And don't be thinking about flying,
either. I'll clear a way.' And with that, he put on a great burst of speed and
disappeared into the floating jungle. A few moments later Haroun saw huge
clumps of ...
Salman Rushdie. 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
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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