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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'Supplier of Story Water from the Great Story Sea,' the other bowed. 'Precisely; the
same; none other; it is I. However, I regret to report, the gendeman no longer
requires the service; has discontinued narrative activities, thrown in the towel, ...
The Water Genie giggled softly. 'It doesn't,' he answered. 'You see the beauty of
the scheme.' , 'I certainly don't,' Haroun retorted. 'And anyway, even if you do turn
off your Story Water, my father will still be able to tell stories.' 'Anybody can tell ...
'There she blows,' cried the Water Genie, grinning widely. 'The Story Tap: voila.' 'I
still don't get it,' Haroun frowned. 'Where is this Ocean of yours? And how does
the Story Water get into this invisible Tap? How does the plumbing work?
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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