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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He found himself standing in a landscape that looked exacdy like a giant
chessboard. On every black square there was a monster: there were two-tongued
snakes and lions with three rows of teeth, and four-headed dogs and five-headed
... on your way back to Gup City, and someone else will have to rescue your
Batcheat on your behalf; and you wouldn't like that, I'd guess, spots and fogs, you
wouldn't.' Blabbermouth looked delighted at this reprimand; Bolo looked
At which Prince Bolo of Gup looked crestfallen and ashamed, and Miss
Blabbermouth looked exceptionally pleased. r*/ The batde was joined at last.
Rashid Khalifa, watching the action from the Guppee command hill, was very
much afraid ...
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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
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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