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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What's the use of stories that aren't even true?' Rashid hid his face in his hands
and wept. Haroun wanted to get those words back, to pull them out of his father's
ears and shove them back into his own mouth; but of course he couldn't do that.
From their roughly triangular shape and their iridescent colouring, Haroun
deduced that they were Angel Fish of some variety, though they were as big as
giant sharks and had literally dozens of mouths, all over their bodies. These
Rashid Khalifa was given back his Story Water facilities, and awarded the Land
of Gup's highest decoration, the Order of the Open Mouth, in recognition of his
exceptional services during the war. The newly appointed Chief Water Genie ...
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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