Ambitious, sensuous, filled with intriguing characters, panoramic settings, and high drama, Red Poppies opens a window on pre-occupation Tibet, dispelling many of the popular myths of a pacifistic society peopled by devout worshipers.
"It succeeds marvelously as a wacky and immensely enjoyable portrait of a thoroughly unusual figure." (Publishers Weekly)
"Shrewdly satiric and wonderfully entertaining." (Booklist)
The story itself is pretty good.
The reading is terrible.
It's hard to understand how such poor reading got through production. It's a shame; so much is lost in the poor telling.
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Nicely narrated story with lovely music...good story but somewhat meandering and pointless at times with storylines dropping without resolution or meaning. The use of the word idiot seemed to appear every three lines or so and it was a litle annoying at times. the arrogant characters were distasteful, but fdid it in with the story, so as much as I didnt like the people they rounded out and added color to tale.