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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here was once, in the country of Alifbay, a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so
ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name. It stood by a mournful sea full of
glumfish, which were so miserable to eat that they made people belch with ...
I come from a sad city, a city so sad that it has forgotten its name. I want you to
provide a happy ending, not just for my adventure, but for the whole sad city as
well.' 'Happy endings must come at the end of something,' the Walrus pointed out.
Then he began: 'There was once, in the country of Alifbay, a sad city, the saddest
of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name.' As you will have
guessed, Rashid told the people in that park the same story I've just told you.
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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