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 had the feeling that they were floating on a sea of silence, that a wave of
silence was lifting them up, up, up towards the mountaintops. His mouth was dry
and his tongue felt stiff and caked. Rashid couldn't make a sound either, not ...
This is Goopy!' 'Excuse our rudeness! We feel droopy!' 'Eyes feel rheumy! Throat
feels sore!' 'When we're better, we'll talk more.' 'As you correctly guessed, all
Guppees love to talk,' Iff said in an aside. 'Silence is often considered rude.
Such black tents, wrapped in such a fanatical silence! — Because it's true what
you have heard rumours of: the Land of Chup has fallen under the power of the "
Mystery of Bezaban", a Cult of Dumbness or Muteness, whose followers swear ...
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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