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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shouted Rashid Khalifa's voice through the greeny-yellow mist. 'Who made that
smell? Come on, admit.' 'It's the mist,' Haroun explained. 'It's a Mist of Misery.' But
at once Snooty Buttoo's voice cried out, 'Lenient Mr Rashid, it seems the boy ...
He got up, rubbing his eyes, and found Rashid Khalifa sitting on the litde balcony
at the front of the houseboat, still in his long blue nightshirt, sipping a cup of tea. A
boat in the shape of a swan was coming towards them across the Lake.
You'll recall that Mr Buttoo and his unpopular local government were expecting
Rashid Khalifa to win them the people's support by telling 'up-beat, praising
sagas' and cutting out the 'gloompuss yarns'. They had decked out a large park
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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