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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Mudra the Shadow Warrior resumed the narrative. Quicker and quicker moved
his hands; and his facial muscles rippled and twitched in a most excited way; and
his legs danced nimbly and fast. Rashid had to work very hard to keep up with ...
'It is a sad time,' Mudra's gestures concluded, 'when a Chupwala cannot even
trust his own Shadow.' A silence fell, as General Kitab and Prince Bolo mulled
over everything that Mudra and his Shadow had 'said'. Then Prince Bolo burst out
General Kitab approached Mudra with great, even exaggerated respect. 'Blow it
all, Mudra, will you help us? It isn't going to be easy in the Darkness of Chup. We
could do with a fellow like you. Mighty Warrior and all that. What do you say?
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - browner56 - LibraryThing
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