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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And from time to time some dizzy fellow with ripped clothes would burst out of the
melee, triumphantly waving a little scrap of paper: his ticket! Rashid, taking a
deep breath, dived into the scrum. Meanwhile, in the courtyard of the buses,
fellow with a great quiff of hair standing straight up on his head, like a parrot's
crest. His face, too, was extremely hairy; and the thought popped into Haroun's
mind that all this hair was, well, somehow feather-like. 'Ridiculous idea,' he told ...
Then there was the Speaker (that is, the leader) of the Chatterbox, a plump fellow
who was even now talking unstoppably to his colleagues on the balcony; and a
frail, small white-haired gentleman wearing a circlet of gold and a tragic look.
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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