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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Water Genies, Floating Gardeners, Plentimaw Fishes and Pages were loudly
arguing out the pro's and con's of the strategy to which they were committed.
Goopy and Bagha were as vocal on the subject as any of the other Plentimaws,
Goopy and Bagha were coughing and spluttering more and more. The coastline
of Chup was in sight, and a bleak- looking thing it was; and in these coastal
waters the Ocean of the Streams of Story was in the filthiest state Haroun had
seen up ...
Back in Gup City, the Speaker of the Chatterbox announced certain promotions:
Iff was named Chief Water Genie; Mali was named Head Floating Gardener; and
Goopy and Bagha were appointed Leaders of all the Plentimaw Fishes in the ...
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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