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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Different parts of the Ocean contained different sorts of stories, and as all the
stories that had ever been told and many that were still in the process of being
invented could be found here, the Ocean of the Streams of Story was in fact the
'We have sent messages to Cultmaster Khattam-Shud,' continued the Speaker of
the Chatterbox. 'These messages concerned both the vile poison being injected
into the Ocean of the Streams of Story, and the abduction of Princess Batcheat.
'To ruin an Ocean of Stories,' muttered Iff the Water Genie, 'you must add a
Khattam-Shud.' 'Say what you like,' the Cultmaster told him. 'Say it while you can.'
He went on with his terrifying explanations: 'Now the fact is that I personally have
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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