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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This is okay by me.' There was a postscript. 'Tell Haroun I love him, but I can't
help it, I have to do this now.' Rainwater dripped on to the note from Haroun's hair
. 'What to do, son,' Rashid pleaded piteously. 'Storytelling is the only work I know.
'And anyway, even if you do turn off your Story Water, my father will still be able to
tell stories.' 'Anybody can tell stories,' Iff replied. 'Liars, and cheats, and crooks, for
example. But for stories with that Extra Ingredient, ah, for those, even the best ...
And the point has come at which it's no longer possible to tell which is Khattam-
Shud's Shadow and which his substantial Self. — because he has done what no
other Chupwala has ever dreamt of. — that is, he has separated himself from his
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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