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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Plentimaw Fish in the Sea, just as old Snooty Buttoo said; and I have travelled a
long way, just as my father said, and I've learned that a Plentimaw Fish can be an
Angel Fish as well.' 'Plentimaw Fishes always go in two's,' Butt added without ...
Iff replied that the Plentimaw Fishes were what he called 'hunger artists' — '
Because when they are hungry they swallow stories through every mouth, and in
their innards miracles occur; a litde bit of one story joins on to an idea from
To the Plentimaw Fishes he said sadly: 'Stay here and keep watch. We'll go on
without you.' Of course, even if there is danger, they won't be able to warn us,
Haroun realized, but the Plentimaw Fishes were already so miserable that he
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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