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 captivating 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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At once Butt the Hoopoe XX answered, without moving its beak: 'A strange sort of
Story Moon our Kahani would be, if storybook things weren't everywhere to be
found.' And Haroun had to admit that that was a reasonable remark. They were ...
'Ark, ark.' Gangways with railings slanted down along the side of the Dark Ship.
The Chupwalas brought them to the foot of one such gangway, and here Haroun
and Iff had to leave Butt the Hoopoe behind and begin the long climb to the deck.
'That's some wish,' said Butt the Hoopoe's voice admiringly. 'This will be pretty
interesting. It's your willpower against the Processes Too Complicated To Explain
.' The minutes passed: one, two, three, four, five. Haroun lay stretched out on the
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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