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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But whenever he asked his father this most important of questions, the Shah of
Blah would narrow his (to tell the truth) slightly bulging eyes, and pat his wobbly
stomach, and stick his thumb between his lips while he made ridiculous drinking
Rainwater dripped on to the note from Haroun's hair. 'What to do, son,' Rashid
pleaded piteously. 'Storytelling is the only work I know.' When he heard his father
sounding so pathetic, Haroun lost his temper and shouted: 'What's the point of it?
Just one sip, and he could regain for his father the lost Gift of the Gab! 'Down the
hatch,' he cried courageously; unscrewed the cap; and took a goodly gulp. Now
the golden glow was all around him, and inside him, too; and everything was ...
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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