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 observed that in each village a man carrying a large mailbag would be
waiting by the bus stop in the village square, and that this man would look at first
confused and then furious as the Mail Coach roared by him without even slowing
If you desire I can stop for taking of photographs.' 'Yes, stop, stop,' the passengers
begged (anything to make him slow down), but Mr Butt went even faster instead. '
Too late,' he yodelled gaily. 'Already it is far behind. Requests must be more ...
A litde poison, bah. A litde acid, pah. A Gardener's a tough old bird. It won't stop
me.' Then, to Haroun's surprise, he burst into a litde, rough- voiced song: You can
stop a cheque, You can stop a leak or three, You can stop traffic, but You can't ...
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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