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Sea of Poppies

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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 absorbti...
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

posted by Anonymous on February 7, 2012

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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 The historical references and the period and places of this story were wonderful, BUT attempting to slo...
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 The historical references and the period and places of this story were wonderful, BUT attempting to slog thru the pidgin English words, was a task that was more then difficult....the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.

posted by AnnaSarah2 on January 11, 2012

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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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  • 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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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