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If I had nown this book was the first part of a trilogy the other books as yet unwritten and that the book was not complete unto itself in other words this saga is a serial rather than a series I would probably not have bought it And then I would have missed a book interesting for its historical *Period The Opium Wars *the Opium Wars China about which I new nothing for its finely drawn characters and general good all round storytelling This is really a 5 star book but I am only giving it 4 stars because any serious review would be a spoiler and this book is so good I wouldn t want to do that and because I am pissed off at the author for finishing the story uite arbitarily and without having published the next chapter the next book in the trilogy All I can. Das neue große Epos voller Geschichten und Geschichte vom Autor des Weltbestsellers „Der Glaspalast“1838 Am Oberlauf des Ganges schuften die Menschen für die britische Opiumindustrie Verfolgung Intrigen und Not vereinen eine Gruppe von Flüchtlingen als Schicksalsgemeinschaft auf der »Ibis« einem ehemaligen Sklavenschiff Die »Ibis« ist Hoffnung und Strafe Zukunft und Endstation zugleich Und hinter der Mündung des Ganges wartet die Ungewissheit Unterdrückung und Kolonialismus das Aufeinanderprallen von Kulturen Liebe und Hass sind die großen Themen bei Ghosh Spannendes soziales Drama und literarischer Abenteuerroman zugleichDie junge Diti lebt und arbeitet mit ihrer 6 jährigen Tochter Kabutri und ihrem Mann Hukam Singh auf einer Mohnfarm Diti hat Tagträume Visionen in denen sie ein Schiff unter Segeln sieht das den auf einer Mohnfarm Diti hat Tagträume Visionen in denen sie ein Schiff unter Segeln sieht das den herauf ommt Noch nie war sie am Meer am »Schwarzen Wasser« und ann sich die Vision nicht erklären Doch si. Sea of Poppies

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Say to Amitav Ghosh is hurry up man I m waiting what happens next Sea of Poppies is an excellent and superb story of people thrown Sea of Poppies is an excellent and superb story of people thrown in an adventure that will affect them *all forever donald harington recommended book to *forever donald harington recommended this book to and now that he s gone i can even talk about it with him and that is what i was thinking the whole time i was reading this book if i hadn t had to read it for school i would have waited until the other two books in the trilogy were published so i could have had at them all at once but again school screws up my plans it s an amazingly uick read i was under the impression that i was supposed to have read it for yesterday s class so i zipped through it in a day and a half which is way uicker than i read the nown. E ahnt dass sie vor einer großen Veränderung in ihrem Leben stehen önnteBis zum Tag der arrangierten Hochzeit mit Diti hat Hukam seine Opiumsucht verschwiegen die ihn längst zeugungsunfähig gemacht hat Diti erfährt dass sie in der Hochzeitsnacht unter Drogen gesetzt und von ihrem Schwager vergewaltigt wurde Als Hukam nach einem Unfall in der Fabrik stirbt will Diti sich deshalb lieber verbrennen lassen als mit ihrem Schwager zusammenzuleben In letzter Sekunde wird sie von dem Unberührbaren Kalua gerettet und die beiden fliehen auf dem Ganges stromabwärts nach Kalkutta Als sie nach einer abenteuerlichen Reise dort ankommt erblickt sie das Schiff aus ihren Visionen und versteht endlich dass sie als Teil einer Schicksalsgemeinschaft das Land und ihr bisheriges Leben hinter sich lassen wirdHistorienepos Gesellschafts und Abenteuerroman zugleich At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship the Ibis Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage ac. ,
World a less fun and much shorter book also for class this book is just vibrant it too is a This rollicking adventure story about colonial India was beaten to the 2008 Booker Prize by The White Tiger a novel that trades on its gritty realism but which is actually just as much a fantasy of Indian life as this one On the face of it Sea of Poppies seems the enjoyable It has Indian life as this one On the face of it Sea of seems the *Enjoyable It Has Huge *It has huge cast that a fallen Rajah a Chinese opium addict a European girl gone native a cross dressing reincarnated saint an American freedman and a poppy farmer s widow and its plot takes in dramatic rescues nefarious Brits girls dressed as boys floggings and secret assignations and portentous items of jewelry Yet somehow there seems to be little going on unde. Ross the Indian Ocean; its purpose to fight China’s vicious nineteenth century Opium Wars As for the crew they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways coolies and convicts In a time of colonial upheaval fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan As their old family ties are washed away they like their historical counterparts come to view themselves as jahaj bhais or ship brothers An unlikely dynasty is born which will span continents races and generations The vast sweep of this historical adventure spans the lush poppy fields of the Ganges the rolling high seas the exotic backstreets of China But it is the panorama of characters whose diaspora encapsulates the vexed colonial history of the East itself that makes Sea of Poppies so breathtakingly alive a masterpiece from one of the world’s finest novelists.