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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mother's departure was, 'What did you have to break my clock for?' Soraya had
left a note full of all the nasty things Mr Sengupta used to say about Rashid: 'You
are only interested in pleasure, but a proper man would know that life is a serious
business. Your brain is full of make-believe, so there is no room in it for facts. Mr
Sengupta has no imagination at all. This is okay by me.' There was a postscript. '
Tell Haroun I love him, but I can't help it, I have to do this now.' Rainwater dripped
of the other Plentimaws, and their bubbling cries of dissatisfaction grew louder as
they moved further and further towards the Twilight Strip and the Land of Chup
beyond: 'Saving Batcheat! What a notion!' 'What matters is to save the Ocean!' '
That's the plan to set in motion — ' ' — Find the source of the Poison Potion!' 'The
Ocean's the important thing — ' ' — Worth more than the daughter of any king.'
Haroun was rather shocked. 'That sounds like mutinous talk to me,' he suggested,
'Then what's this all about?' Haroun asked. The Walrus pulled himself together
and put on his most serious face, which would have been fine except that he then
caught IfFs eye and that set him off laughing again; and that set Iff off again; and
that set everyone else off. It was several minutes before order returned. 'Haroun
Khalifa,' said the Walrus, getting to his feet, still slightly out of breath and holding
his aching sides, 'to honour you for the incalculable service you have done to the
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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
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I was assigned a section of Rushdie in College Lit. I LOVED this book and it is a great bedtime story too. My kids love it so much that my 27 yr old daughter requested this as a present for Christmas! Read full review