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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'No wonder the Chupwalas like the dark,' Haroun understood. 'They must be
blind as bats in the sunlight, because their eyes are the wrong way round, like a
film negative that somebody forgot to print. ' As he watched the Shadow Warrior's
The Chupwalas were ahead of them and behind as well. 'What is it?' Haroun
muttered in his lowest voice. 'Bite the end off,' Iff whispered, 'and it gives you two
full minutes of bright, bright light. So it's called a Bite-a-Lite, for obvious reasons.
The Chupwalas, on the other hand, turned out to be a disunited rabble. Just as
Mudra the Shadow Warrior had predicted, many of them actually had to fight their
own, treacherous shadows! And as for the rest, well, their vows of silence and ...
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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