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Sea of Poppies

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    A wonderous read

    This carefully researched and beautifully written novel brought me back to my childhood of post independent India of the 1950ies, to Benares,Ghazipur, Patna and Calcutta. The places and people had hardly changed since the 1830ies. The Raj had still existed.
    The absorbtive power of Ghosh's construction of events is simply stunning. A very enjoyable novel. I am looking forward to the next in the Ibis series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Tough, Rough Reading of an interesting time and place

    I have just finished reading Sea of Poppies and its sequel (whatever) and found the subject matter and various characters were portrayed in a humorous loving manner. The historical references and the period and places of this story were wonderful, BUT attempting to slog thru the pidgin English words, was a task that was more then difficult....the characters kept calling me back, to finish the books....but then again I was not happy with the unsatisfactory manner with which many of the characters that I had so cared for, were not referenced again, these folks were not just left hanging.....they were discarded.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2010

    I'd stay in a boat with these characters anytime

    Ghosh's characters are amazing. I can't wait until the next book in the trilogy to find out what happens.

    The pidgin is a little hard in the beginning--but stay with it. Either use the strange lexicon in the back or a dictionary, or just keep reading. You don't really need to know the exact meaning of the words these characters use; the sense is clear. In his narration, Ghosh's language is beautiful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2010

    loved this book and it's the first in a trilogy

    the only drawback is the practically incomprehensible dialects encountered early on before the book grabs you and you can't put it down. I am looking forward to the next one as I am enthralled with the characters and their stories. you just have to keep reading in the beginning.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    Sheer Brilliance~ Awaiting the sequel to this "Sea of Humanity"!

    Quite possibly the best book I have ever read! Amitov Ghosh never disappoints, and in this trilogy he delivers the finest set of developed characters from every circumstance of life's trivals one could hope to encounter on it's journey. Destined to be a classic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2010

    A Remarkable Trip to Another Time

    What a rich and amazing story. I loved it all. The characters were wonderful. The dialects were very difficult to understand, but don't let that stop you. It's too good to miss. I am waiting for October.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    The woods

    Todays contents-27 mice.10 voles.5 thrushes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    I en Truly enjoyable

    Very good read. I enjoyed it quite a lot!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Highly recommended

    The Ibis Trilogy is magneficent and I can't wait for the third book to be published.
    This is the story of the British East India's actions which lead to the Opium wars. Sea of Poppies introduces you to most of the characters, and tells of the opium industry in India which was controlled by the East India Company. River of Smoke, the second in the trilogy is mainly set in Canton, and in the factory area where the European and American merchant live work.
    You'll really enjoy these books

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