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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'But aren't we having a nice chaff This remark so exasperated Haroun that in his
exhaustion he swung an arm loosely at Blabbermouth's head, catching the Page
by surprise and knocking off the maroon velvet cap on his head ... on her head, ...
The Chupwala who had removed Butt the Hoopoe's brain-box stepped forward
and gave it to Khattam-Shud with a bow of the head. The Cultmaster commenced
tossing the litde metal cube lighdy into the air, murmuring, 'Now we shall see ...
The statue's huge head snapped off at the neck and came rolling and bouncing
down the terraces of the Citadel, towards the lowest courtyard, where Bolo,
Mudra and the ladies now stood, at the Citadel's gates, watching these events
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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