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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Prince Bolo cried, drawing his sword. 'Foul Water Genie! Shall I run you through?
You dare to suggest that my Batcheat went there . . . for love?' 'No, no,' Iff cried in
panic. 'A thousand apologies, I take it back, no offence.' 'No need to worry on ...
It's a case of out of the frying pan into the fire.' 'Ridiculous,' said Butt the Hoopoe,
having read Haroun's mind. 'A case of out of the fridge into the freezer, you mean.
' 'That's unbelievable,' cried Rashid Khalifa. 'It spoke without moving its beak.
... mysterious segments of what looked like hard, black rubber. 'Now this,' said the
Cultmaster (and something in his voice made Haroun pay attention), 'is where we
are building the Plug.' 'What Plug?' cried Iff, as an appalling idea took shape ...
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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