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 the future, will it come? Believe in your own eyes and you'll get into a lot of
trouble, hot water, a mess.' With that he plunged his hand into a pocket of his
auberginey pajamas, and when he brought it forth again it was bunched into a fist
'It's too bad,' he said. 'Really, why people 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.
As he passed Cultmaster Khattam-Shud he stuck out his free hand and grabbed
Butt the Hoopoe's brain-box from the Cultmaster's hand. He ran on, until he
reached the cupboard containing the protective clothing for the Chupwala divers.
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - browner56 - LibraryThing
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