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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Mr Buttoo and his party (which now included Rashid and Haroun) were
permanently surrounded by exactly one hundred and one heavily armed soldiers
; and such ordinary people as Haroun noticed on the street wore extremely
Haroun noticed that old General Kitab himself, mounted on a winged mechanical
horse very like Bolo's, was flitting from Barge- Bird to Barge-Bird to keep in touch
with the various discussions; and such was the freedom evidently allowed to ...
Haroun shoved Butt the Hoopoe's brain into a pocket of his nightshirt and began
to wrestle his way into the diving- suit. ... Although he was frantically busy with the
diving-suit, Haroun did notice a number of things: he noticed, for example, that ...
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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