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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Through an open porthole a few paces from the Cultmaster, bizarre rooty tendrils
began to enter the Dark Ship. They came in at high speed, a great unformed
mass of vegetation, among which was a single, lilac-coloured flower. Haroun's
The Chupwala searchers, racing towards Haroun on their dark sea-horses,
began to shriek and hiss as the sunlight hit them; and then both Chupwalas and
horses grew fuzzy at the edges, and began, as it seemed, to melt . . . into the
began General Kitab. 'Oh, no, I'm not,' Blabbermouth shouted back. 'Mister, / quit.'
Mudra, the Shadow Warrior, had been observing these goings on with an utterly
inscrutable expression on his green face. Now, however, his hands began to ...
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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