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Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
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Aug 10, 10

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Read from July 25 to August 02, 2010

Wow! I absolutely loved this book. To be transported to a time and place so completely foreign to me was a joy. Ghosh's playful use of the English language interspersed with several Indian dialects and seafarer's slang brought the travels of the Ibis on the Hooghly river and the Bay of Bengal to vivid life. The nicknames, anglicized versions and mispronunciations of various characters names made the characters more human and real and kept the story lighthearted while dealing with difficult cultural, philosophical and mystical issues. I can not wait for the second book of the trilogy to be published.
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