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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'Mostly they are simply terrified of the Cultmaster's great powers of sorcery. But if
he were defeated, most people in Chup would turn to me; and though my
Shadow and I are warriors, we are both in favour of Peace.' Now it was the
Haroun stared at him, looking particularly at the edges of the Cultmaster's body,
and finally he was sure: it was there, that same fuzziness, that wobbliness he had
spotted in the Dark Ship itself: shadowiness, he had called it, and he'd been ...
As he passed Cultmaster Khattam-Shud he stuck out his free hand and grabbed
Butt the Hoopoe's brain-box from the Cultmaster's hand. He ran on, until he
reached the cupboard containing the protective clothing for the Chupwala divers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - browner56 - LibraryThing
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