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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'A Floating Gardener, naturally,' said Butt the Hoopoe without moving its beak.
That made no sense. 'You mean a Floating Garden,' Haroun corrected the bird,
which gave a little snort. 'That's all you know,' it harrumphed. At that moment the ...
the Gardener asked in his soft but abrupt way, without breaking his stride. Haroun
told him his name and the Gardener gave another curt nod. 'Mali,' he said. '
Floating Gardener First Class.' 'Please,' Haroun said in his nicest voice, 'what
It was quite a speech for the Floating Gardener. He was plainly upset. 'We haven't
got a year,' Haroun said. 'And I don't want to fly over it. Too easy to spot, and we
couldn't take you with us, anyway.' 'Don't you go worrying about me,' said Mali.
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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