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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Haroun spotted something in the distance, a heavenly body like a large asteroid. '
That is Kahani, the Earth's second Moon,' said Butt the Hoopoe without moving its
beak. 'But but but,' Haroun stammered (much to the Hoopoe's amusement), ...
Haroun was filled with the shame of it, and hung his head. 'But but but this is
disgraceful, Iff,' said Butt the Hoopoe without moving its beak. 'Wishes are not
such easy things, as you know well. You, mister Water Genie, are upset because
the Hoopoe wailed without moving its beak. 'Then it's zap, bam, phutt, finito for us
all. There he sits at the heart of darkness — at the bottom of a black hole, so they
say — and he eats light, eats it raw with his bare hands, and lets none of it ...
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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