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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'It's not fair,' Haroun said aloud. 'Correct,' a booming voice behind him answered, '
but but but you'll admit it's too much fun to watch.' The owner of this voice turned
out to be an enormous fellow with a great quiff of hair standing straight up.
A few minutes later, however, Haroun heard more new voices. They were like
choruses, many voices at a time speaking in perfect unison, and they were full of
froth and bubbles. Finally Haroun worked out that they were actually coming up ...
... Shadow Warrior, but spoke clearly, in a dull, inflexionless voice, a voice
nobody would ever have remembered if it hadn't belonged to so powerful and
terrifying a Personage. 'Spies,' said Khattam- Shud dully. 'What a tiresome
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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