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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The Mail Coach rocketed through the gates of the Bus Depot, narrowly missing a
wall on which Haroun read this: IF FROM SPEED YOU GET YOUR THRILL TAKE
PRECAUTION— MAKE YOUR WILL rs* /-w /^a/ Faster and faster went the Mail ...
'But but but it is because of Speed,' Butt the Hoopoe responded. 'Speed, most
Necessary of Qualities! In any Emergency — fire, auto, marine — what is required
above all things? Of course, Speed: of fire truck, ambulance, rescue ship.
They came in at high speed, a great unformed mass of vegetation, among which
was a single, lilac-coloured flower. Haroun's heart gave a great leap of joy. 'M . . .'
he began, but then he held his tongue. Mali had escaped capture (as Haroun ...
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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