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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It made sense: Rashid was sad, so the Mist of Misery enveloped the swan-boat;
and Snooty Buttoo was so full of hot air that it wasn't surprising he'd conjured up
this boiling wind! 'The Moody Land was only a story, Haroun,' Rashid replied.
The mist enfolded the swan-boat once again, and once again Haroun couldn't
see a thing. What he heard were sounds of panic: the uniformed oarsmen crying
out, 'O! O! Down we go!' and the infuriated shrieks of Snooty Buttoo, who seemed
control his irritation at Snooty Buttoo, and the waves calmed down the instant he
cooled off. The smelly mist, however, remained. 'Just do one thing for me,'
Haroun called to his father. 'Just this one thing. Think of the happiest times you
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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