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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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
does a Floating Gardener do?' 'Maintenance,' answered Mali. 'Untwisting ...
'Don't you go worrying about me,' said Mali. 'And don't be thinking about flying,
either. I'll clear a way.' And with that, he put on a great burst of speed and
disappeared into the floating jungle. A few moments later Haroun saw huge
clumps of ...
Mali had escaped capture (as Haroun later learned) by reassuming the
appearance of a bunch of lifeless roots. He had floated slowly towards the Dark
Ship, and then used the suction pads on several of the tendrils which made up
his body to ...
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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