Thursday, January 03, 2013

River of Smoke - Amitav Ghosh

quite liked it.

Taking off from where sea of poppies left off, the story continues, although this time we track back the rumblings in China, as the stage is set for the opium wars.

One thing that has always amazed me is the amount of research that goes into his novels. Here its the work on plants and on the background of the so called opium 'trade'.

Awaiting the final part of the trilogy.

1 comment:

rohit said...

what i have always admired about his work...or of any other writer's many words they manage to write about ONE thing! :D