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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... tales had earned him not one but two nicknames. To his admirers he was
Rashid the Ocean of Notions, as stuffed with cheery stories as the sea was full of
glumfish; but to his jealous rivals he was the Shah of Blah. To his wife, Soraya, ...
Soraya gave Haroun a simpler reply. 'We tried,' she sadly said. 'This child
business is not such an easy thing. Think of the poor Senguptas.' The Senguptas
lived upstairs. Mr Sengupta was a clerk at the offices of the City Corporation and
The front door of the Khalifa apartment opened, and there stood Soraya Khalifa,
as large as life and twice as beautiful. Haroun and Rashid couldn't move. They
stayed frozen like statues in the pouring rain with their mouths hanging open.
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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