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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'Feel here,' said the Water Genie, pointing to a patch of empty air six inches
above the basin. 'Take the Disconnecting Tool, and just tap it against this space
where you imagine nothing to be.' Dubiously, suspecting a trick, and only after ...
Ding went the Disconnecting Tool as it struck something extremely solid and
extremely invisible. 'There she blows,' cried the Water Genie, grinning widely. '
The Story Tap: voila.' 'I still don't get it,' Haroun frowned. 'Where is this Ocean of
Also, if I must truthfully admit, a means of solving our little difficulty without
admitting to Guppee authorities my little mistake, my loss of Disconnecting Tool
and subsequent blackmail by its Pincher. We are here in search of Wishwater.' '
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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