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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'All names mean something,' Rashid replied. 'Let me think. Yes, that was it. "
Kache-Mer" can be translated as "the place that hides a Sea". But "Kosh-Mar" is a
ruder name.' 'Come on,' urged Haroun. 'You can't stop there.' 'In the old tongue,' ...
'They seem to be talking okay to me,' Haroun replied. — 'Normally, each mouth
says something different,' Iff explained. 'That makes plenty more talk. For them,
this is like silence.' 'Whereas for a Floating Gardener a few short sentences are ...
'It's certainly getting a lot of exercise today,' Haroun replied. 'I don't believe you
Guppees could keep a secret to save your lives.' 'We could tell secrets to save
our lives, however,' Iff replied. 'I, for example, know a large many secrets of great
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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