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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mother's departure was, 'What did you have to break my clock for?' 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
of the other Plentimaws, and their bubbling cries of dissatisfaction grew louder as
they moved further and further towards the Twilight Strip and the Land of Chup
beyond: 'Saving Batcheat! What a notion!' 'What matters is to save the Ocean!
'Then what's this all about?' Haroun asked. The Walrus pulled himself together
and put on his most serious face, which would have been fine except that he then
caught IfFs eye and that set him off laughing again; and that set Iff off again; and ...
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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