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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'Princes can get like that. But don't worry. We don't really let him do anything
important around here.' 'What would you have preferred?' Rashid answered Bolo
with great dignity. 'That I, unarmed, dressed in a nightshirt and half-dead with
into dreadful, contorted shapes. 'Gogogol,' he gurgled. 'Kafkafka,' he coughed. '
Eh? What's that? What's the fellow saying?' demanded Prince Bolo loudly. 'Can't
make out a single word.' 'What a poser, I swear,' Blabbermouth hissed at Haroun
'Khattam- Shud therefore warns you that, unless you retreat at once, your illegal
invasion will be punished by annihilation; and Prince Bolo of Gup will be brought
in chains to the Citadel, so that he may personally witness the Sewing-Up of ...
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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