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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'A happy ending,' the Walrus said. That shut Haroun up. 'Isn't it the truth?' the
Walrus pressed him. 'Well, yes, I suppose it is,' Haroun admitted, uncomfortably. '
But the happy ending I'm thinking of isn't something you can find in any Sea, even
I want you to provide a happy ending, not just for my adventure, but for the whole
sad city as well.' 'Happy endings must come at the end of something,' the Walrus
pointed out. 'If they happen in the middle of a story, or an adventure, or the like, ...
'It's making everybody happy. Me, included. Whee! Whoopee!' And he skipped
away down the road. 'It's the Walrus,' Haroun realized suddenly. 'It's the Walrus,
making my wish come true. There must be artificial happy endings mixed up with
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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