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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Water, water everywhere; nor any trace of land . . . 'It's a trick,' cried Haroun. '
There's no Gup City here, unless I'm much mistaken. And no Gup City equals no
P2C2E House, no Walrus, no point in being here at all.' 'Hold your horses,' said
Prince Bolo cried, drawing his sword. 'Foul Water Genie! Shall I run you through?
You dare to suggest that my Batcheat went there ... for love?' 'No, no,' Iff cried in
panic. 'A thousand apologies, I take it back, no offence.' 'No need to worry on ...
... can't speak properly, it beats me.' The Shadow Warrior, ignoring the Prince,
made further rapid hand gestures at Rashid, and managed to croak out a few
words. 'Murder,' it said. 'Spock Obi New Year.' 'So it's murder he plans,' cried Bolo
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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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