Sea of Poppies

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At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, The Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of ... 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ..." Continua...
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