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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Mr Sengupta was a clerk at the offices of the City Corporation and he was as
sticky-thin and whiny-voiced and mingy as his wife Oneeta was generous and
loud and wobbly-fat. They had no children at all, and as a result Oneeta
Sengupta paid ...
Soraya had left a note full of all the nasty things Mr Sengupta used to say about
Rashid: 'You are only interested in pleasure, but a proper man would know that
life is a serious business. Your brain is full of make-believe, so there is no room in
It was Oneeta Sengupta who put her finger on the trouble. She had started
coming downstairs even more often than before, for instance to announce
defiandy: 'No more Mrs Sengupta for me! From today, call me Miss Oneeta only!'
— after ...
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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