I heard Amitav Ghosh interviewed on NPR recently and the interview intrigued me, so I downloaded Sea of Poppies. All I can say is that I cannot wait for my morning walk because it means that I am continuing on the adventure this book has taken me on.
I have about 3 chapters left and I am going to be very sad when it ends. This book will definitely be at the top of my top 5 list. The reader is also quite fabulous ... has all the various accents down, etc. LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!
The Booker Prize people were wrong not to give Rachael Joyce the award in 2012. This book is inspiring, hopeful, mindful and reminds us about second chances, redemption, and life's moments of pure serendipity. It is also a great study of memory and an intuitive look at grief. I will pick this book up again and have already recommended it to everyone who will listen. Listen to it!
Honestly, I almost gave up on this book because, in my opinion, the first half was just not all that interesting. That said, I am happy that I stuck with it because the book grows exponentially in complexity. The ending of this book was not predictable, not sappy ... don't really know how to explain it except: perfect.
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