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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Mr Sengupta ignored Haroun, but was always talking to Soraya, which Haroun
didn't like, particularly as the fellow would launch into criticisms of Rashid the
storyteller whenever he thought Haroun wasn't listening. 'That husband of yours,
Really, there were major difficulties involved in talking to machines, Haroun
thought. With their deadpan expressions, it was impossible to know when they
were pulling your leg. 'Thanks to the genius of the Eggheads at P2C2E House,'
'Yes, and what's more, she looks like a Wild Goose, too.' — 'How dare you, sirrah
? That's our beloved Princess you're talking about; our estimable Prince Bolo's
intended and beauteous bride!' — 'Beauteous? Have you forgotten 118 Salman ...
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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