Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh


“Shortlisted for the 2008 Booker prize and first in a trilogy.
This is a multi cast historical saga from 1831 India.
Very interesting and colourful language, I liked the languages…Indian words, pidgin English, maritime jargon. Ultimately though this story didn’t work for me. I know its a trilogy but the characters didn’t develop fast enough (in 480 pages), I haven’t the energy to read book two etc.

Score 4.5/10

Date read September 2009

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