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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'And the worst place is down in our Old Zone.' On hearing this, the Water Genie
clapped his hand to his forehead, almost dislodging his turban. 'What? What?'
Haroun insisted on knowing; and so a now-even-more- preoccupied Iff
Shadows?' 'There is no need to insult Shadows any further,' Mudra's Shadow
gestured with quiet dignity. (Bolo ignored it.) 'Very well,' General Kitab agreed. '
Rot it all, very well. But we must send someone to investigate the Old Zone
To reach the Old Zone of Kahani it was necessary to travel south through the
Twilight Strip, hugging the shoreline of the Land of Chup, until that dark and silent
continent was left behind, and the Southern Polar Ocean of Kahani stretched in ...
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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