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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After his mother left home, Haroun found that he couldn't keep his mind on
anything for very long, or, to be precise, for more than eleven minutes at a time.
Rashid took him to a movie to cheer him up, but after exacdy eleven minutes
... on the surface of the Sea of Stories. 'Eleven minutes,' said the Water Genie
contemptuously. 'Just eleven minutes and his concentration goes, ka-bam, ka-
blooey, ka-put.' Haroun was filled with the shame of it, and hung 70 Salman
Their 'darkbulbed' torches sent probing beams of darkness through the twilight.
By chance, none of these beams fell upon Butt the Hoopoe. More minutes
passed: six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Eleven minutes passed. Haroun remained
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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