Sea of Poppies

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The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of Tolstoyan penetration--and a drop or two of Dickensian sentiment" (The Observer [Lond ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/11/15
Sea of Poppies
The author begins the Ibis trilogy with an intense reading experience, as an international cast of characters come together in the era in which England began to push the opium trade ever wider through the East. These characters and their fates become...Continua
Ha scritto il 24/07/13
Il classico romanzone che ti trasporta in un altro mondo. India, il Gange e una barca. E tante vite che si intrecciano. In inglese dev'essere una lettura spettacolare, in italiano comunque cattura quanto basta. Finale in sospeso, anche un po' tirato...Continua
Ian Hodgson
Ha scritto il 22/09/11
Fun, and slightly swashbuckling
Great fun, and though it lags in places, overall its a worthy read. Covers the adventures of a group of Indians (and colonials) around the time of the Opium Wars in the early 19th century. Includes tall ships, lots of opium, and a fair smattering of...Continua
Ha scritto il 19/07/10
Breathtakingly brilliant! Not to be missed!
An extremely intelligent, exciting and 'must read' story! There are so many characters that it has a close resemblance to Dickens' style of writing. Each character is either introduced in great detail or the detail is gradually revealed as the story...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/05/10
Complicated, entertaining and beautifully written, just as I expected it to be. The characters are well depicted and history flows behind them with all its contradictions. Ghosh confirms himself as an amazing writer who does not want his reader to fu...Continua

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