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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Haroun spotted something in the distance, a heavenly body like a large asteroid. '
That is Kahani, the Earth's second Moon,' said Butt the Hoopoe without moving its
beak. 'But but but,' Haroun stammered (much to the Hoopoe's amusement), ...
Haroun was filled with the shame of it, and hung his head. 'But but but this is
disgraceful, Iff,' said Butt the Hoopoe without moving its beak. 'Wishes are not
such easy things, as you know well. You, mister Water Genie, are upset because
r<*/ That night, when he went to bed, Haroun took the miniaturized Butt the
Hoopoe out of its little golden envelope and put it on ... 'But but but,' said the
miniaturized Hoopoe in a miniaturized voice (and without moving its beak), 'no
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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