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I really liked this book I thought it was interesting how the main character viewed Tibet based on his emotions at the moment I think that is very true to life, especially for someone in his twenties as he was. Really this should be 3.5 stars A beautiful tale of The Tibetan people during the Chinese occupation of 1950 I didn t buy into the love story it was a bit superficial to me It also took me a lot longer to get onto this book Once it got going though, a worthwhile read. I randomly bought this book at a bookstore s going out of business sale because I liked the cover and it was one of the most beautiful stories I ve ever read. I hate that i can t add 1 2 stars I rarely rate a book 5 stars 5 means Awesome, You Must Read 4 is a great book 3 a good one I would like to give Blue Poppies 3 and 1 2 stars Certainly worth taking the time to read The story and its characters will stay with you long after you have come to the last page. ( KINDLE ) ⚐ Blue Poppies ☹ Jonathan Falla weaves a powerful tale of love and war, exile and homecomingand of one man s desire to lose himself in a foreign land, only to find himself caught in a time of chaos and changeBlue PoppiesThe year isand, as the world recovers from the ravages of World War II, the Chinese army is perched on the border of a fragile land awaiting its destiny Jamie Wilson, a young Scottish wireless operator and veteran of the war, has just arrived in the remote Tibetan village of Jyeko He has come on business to establish a radio outpost but his journey will resonate much deeply Like those who have traveled to this place before him, Jamie, the Ying gi li, is mesmerized by the majestic mountain ranges and enigmatic people, but he will also find an uncommon refuge in its unyielding beauty and in the arms of the willful Puton, a young widow cast out by the people of Jyeko Inexorably drawn together by a shared loneliness, Jamie and Puton discover a rare passion and the promise of reconnection and belonging until the voice of Radio Peking crackles over the airwaves, announcing the imminent advance of the Chinese army Amid the ensuing violence and tumult, Jamie and Puton must embrace their fate and that of the remarkable land that has brought them together What lies before them and the people of Jyeko is a harrowing journey across a breathtaking landscapeand an extraordinary tale of pride and loyalty, survival and awakening Upeisiin maisemiin ja kiinnostavaan ymp rist n sijoittuva kirja Stoori j i toki v h n tyls ksi ja yksitoikkoiseksi Started off so promising, strong characters and sense of place Then it got grim Then it got boring Then it ended. I am glad that I recently watched a special on the Himalayas on the Nature channel as I was able to picture so well the physical challenges of the land I am giving a 5 star rating because I love lyrical writing and this book has that The valleys were deep wounds slashed into the Tibetan massif, lined with black rock and scatterings of dwarf rhododendron There were half hidden cols and sunless gorges, pockets of iced over marsh through which the yaks hoofs smashed into greasy mud, and waterf I am glad that I recently watched a special on the Himalayas on the Nature channel as I was able to picture so well the physical challenges of the land I am giving a 5 star rating because I love lyrical writing and this book has that The valleys were deep wounds slashed into the Tibetan massif, lined with black rock and scatterings of dwarf rhododendron There were half hidden cols and sunless gorges, pockets of iced over marsh through which the yaks hoofs smashed into greasy mud, and waterfalls like frozen mare s tails The story is not predictable, so it isattuned to real life It is 1950 and the Tibetans of a small mountain village face the invasion of the Chinese, but the main character is a radio operator from Scotland I liked this book and cared about the characters I was a bit unhappy with the main character, but he s just a young man, and does make a young man s mistakes This is an engaging story of life in Tibet during the Chinese invasion of 1950 It s full of heartbreak and love and everyday life in the village of Jyeko. Something I picked up out of the blue and really enjoyed the story.