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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know why his parents hadn't had more children, but the only answer he ever got
from Rashid was no answer at all: 'There's ... which Haroun didn't like, particularly
as the fellow would launch into criticisms of Rashid the storyteller whenever he ...
He went indoors and found Rashid the storyteller looking as if he'd stuck his face
out of the window, because his eyes and cheeks were soaking wet, even though
his clothes were dry. Haroun's mother, Soraya, had run off with Mr Sengupta.
yelped Snooty Buttoo. 'Surely eminent Mr Rashid is not dissatisfied with the
arrangements?' Rashid the storyteller had always been incapable of inventing
stories about himself, so he answered truthfully: 'Sir, not so. This is an affair of the
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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