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Sea of Poppies: A Novel Paperback – Sep 29 2009
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"A wonderful book, a large ambitious novel in which extraordinary people come to life and vibrant, exotic places are memorably depicted." (The Rocky Mountain News)
"A delight . . . [Ghosh's] descriptions bring a lost world to life." (The Washington Post)
Brilliant...By the book's stormy and precarious ending, most readers will clutch it like the ship's rail awaiting, just like Ghosh's characters, the rest of the voyage to a destination unknown. (USA Today)
Ghosh's best and most ambitious work yet. . . . Ghosh writes with impeccable control, and with a vivid and sometimes surprising imagination. (The New Yorker)
"Ghosh, on behalf of history, is unforgiving, but his novel is also a delight." (Miami Herald)
"A storm tossed adventure worthy of Sir Walter Scott." (Vogue)
"Amitav Ghosh's new novel speaks in tongues, marvelously capturing the polyglot nature of its characters. . . . Sea of Poppies is marvelous, its range and authority astonishing." (The Plain Dealer (Cleveland))
Sea of Poppies is a veritable cauldron of energy intermingling with craft. (Chicago Sun-Times)
About the Author
AMITAV GHOSH is the internationally bestselling author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel The Glass Palace, and the recipient of numerous prizes and awards. He divides his time among Kolkata and Goa, India, and Brooklyn, New York.See all Product Description
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Often times a great audio book can be spoiled by a terrible reader, but in this case, I believe Mr. Gigante, adds greatly to what already is a a feast for the imagination. His great voice and clear diction makes it a fun listen, especially considering how much of the text is non-english. He brings the characters to life with care and attention and is able to remain in character through out the book. This is an A+ effort and I highly recommend it as a fun bit of historical escapism. I'm glad I had a chance to hear it.
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very difficult to read. don't think I could read 3 books with the language style or would want to. going elsewhere for adventure series.Published 12 months ago by Harry J Carmichael
The use of the pijun english was contrived and added little to the story - which was contrived and unbelievablePublished 13 months ago by Gordon Divitt
One of the best books I've read in a very long time. Great depth of research behind it too.Published 18 months ago by Francis Lionnet
The story is interesting but the indian expressions are not understood by most readers so it makes for annoying reading,Published on May 3 2014 by Joan Page
At times difficult to read because of the patois and Hindi slang, really loved the story until the end which seemed to bog down at times. Well written generally.Published on April 5 2014 by Rosalynde Woodcock