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 lay on the turtle's back in his favourite long nightshirt (bright red with purple
patches) and tossed and turned, and just as he was about to drop off at long last
he was woken up completely by noises from Rashid's room next door: a creaking
'In these nightshirts, we'll freeze solid in a few hours.' 'Fortunately,' said the Water
Genie, 'I brought along a supply of Laminations. Say please and thank you nicely
and I might let you have some.' 'Please and thank you nicely,' Haroun said ...
He got up, rubbing his eyes, and found Rashid Khalifa sitting on the litde balcony
at the front of the houseboat, still in his long blue nightshirt, sipping a cup of tea. A
boat in the shape of a swan was coming towards them across the Lake.
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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