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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'Not so fast,' said Haroun, whose head was spinning, not only at the discovery
that there really were Water Genies, that the Great Story Sea wasn't only a story,
but also at the revelation that Rashid ... 'It's a Process Too Complicated To
... heard, and inside which were concealed one thousand and one Machines Too
Complicated To Describe, which controlled the Processes Too Complicated To
Explain. Butt the Hoopoe brought Iff and Haroun to the steps at the water's edge.
clearly, the Eggheads of P2C2E House, the geniuses who operated the
Machines Too Complicated To Describe (or M2C2Ds) which made possible the
Processes Too Complicated To Explain. 'Are you — ?' he began, and they
interrupted him ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
Not my style, but I think it would appeal to pre-teen boys. An imaginative journey by a young boy who wants to help his father. Full of puns, silly names, and a non-violent army fighting a polluted ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - LibraryThing
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