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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The Chupwalas had invented artificial darkness, just as other people had artificial
light! Inside the Dark Ship, Haroun guessed, there must be lightbulbs — except
they'd have to be called 'darkbulbs' — producing this strange darkness, so that ...
Through an open porthole a few paces from the Cultmaster, bizarre rooty tendrils
began to enter the Dark Ship. They came in at high speed, a great unformed
mass of vegetation, among which was a single, lilac-coloured flower. Haroun's
down on the Dark Ship, the full, hot, noonday sun.' '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, ...
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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
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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