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Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
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Jan 03, 2009

really liked it

A terrific novel of colonial South Asia and the opium trade, worth reading for the seafaring vocabulary alone. At times a little heavy-handed (were all the British so brutish?), it's always vivid. Shortlisted for the 2008 Mann Booker prize
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