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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... and Iff explained that these were the Streams of Story, that each coloured
strand represented and contained a single tale. Different parts of the Ocean
contained different sorts of stories, and as all the stories that had ever been told
and many ...
Nothing comes from nothing, Thieflet; no story comes from nowhere; new stories
are born from old — it is the new ... So the Old Zone had fallen into disuse; but it
was believed that all the Streams of Story had originated long ago in one of the ...
He fell through the waters of the Ocean for a long, long time, and the deeper he
went the less filthy the Story Streams were, and the easier it was to see. He saw
the Plug. Teams of Chupwala divers were at work, bolting pieces on to it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
Not my style, but I think it would appeal to pre-teen boys. An imaginative journey by a young boy who wants to help his father. Full of puns, silly names, and a non-violent army fighting a polluted ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - LibraryThing
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