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The Lotus Eaters A Unique And Sweeping Debut Novel Of An American Female Combat Photographer In The Vietnam War, As She Captures The Wrenching Chaos And Finds Herself Torn Between The Love Of Two Men.On A Stifling Day In 1975, The North Vietnamese Army Is Poised To Roll Into Saigon As The Fall Of The City Begins, Two Lovers Make Their Way Through The Streets To Escape To A New Life Helen Adams, An American Photojournalist, Must Take Leave Of A War She Is Addicted To And A Devastated Country She Has Come To Love Linh, The Vietnamese Man Who Loves Her, Must Grapple With His Own Conflicted Loyalties Of Heart And Homeland As They Race To Leave, They Play Out A Drama Of Devotion And Betrayal That Spins Them Back Through Twelve War Torn Years, Beginning In The Splendor Of Angkor Wat, With Their Mentor, Larger Than Life War Correspondent Sam Darrow, Once Helen S Infuriating Love And Fiercest Competitor, And Linh S Secret Keeper, Boss And Truest Friend Tatjana Soli Paints A Searing Portrait Of An American Woman S Struggle And Triumph In Vietnam, A Stirring Canvas Contrasting The Wrenching Horror Of War And The Treacherous Narcotic Of Obsession With The Redemptive Power Of Love Readers Will Be Transfixed By This Stunning Novel Of Passion, Duty And Ambition Among The Ruins Of War.

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  • Hardcover
  • 389 pages
  • The Lotus Eaters
  • Tatjana Soli
  • English
  • 03 September 2018
  • 0312611579

10 thoughts on “The Lotus Eaters

  1. says:

    In the final days of a falling Saigon, this story is told of photographers covering the war Butimportantly, it s told from the point of view of a woman photographer Helen Adams is young, she drops out of college and goes to Vietnam as she wants to go before the war is over Also, her brother was killed there and she wants to find outabout it Her story is told of her two lo...

  2. says:

    Initially set against the fall of Saigon and then flashing back to the early 1960 s, Tatjana Soli s The Lotus Eaters evokes the hypnotic horrors of war set against a lush, culturally rich landscape that lured many photojournalists during the Vietnam War Falling victim to the intoxicating mix of adrenaline, fear, curiosity, and self righteousness, they just as the lotus eaters of Homer s The Odyssey forsake their homelands as war becomes their passion and their comfort.The novel focuses on Hel Initially set against the fall of Saigon and then flashing back to the early 1960 s, Tatjana Soli s The Lotus Eaters evokes the hypnotic horrors of war set against a lush, culturally rich landscape that lured many photojournalists during the Vietnam War Falling victim to the intoxicating mix of adrenaline, fear, curiosity, and self righteousness, they just as the lotus eaters of Homer s The Odyssey forsake their homelands as war becomes their passion and their comfort.The novel focuses on Helen Adams, a naive, uninitiated field photographer whose desire to connect with the military life of her father and her brother leads her to Saigon A born tomboy, Helen has always resented being shut out of the m...

  3. says:

    My thoughts This one punched me deep in my gut.I literally sobbed for 15 minutes after I finished the last page All of these emotions were swirling within my chest and brain and I needed to release them with a good cry I am just beginning to understand why my two uncles that served in Vietnam never spoke of their experience Who would want to revisit those horrors, to have those images dredged up again, to make them real onceI felt shell shocked and wounded deep in my soul by the evi My thoughts This one punched me deep in my gut.I literally sobbed f...

  4. says:

    I had such high hopes for this book Basically it s the story of a young woman combat photographer in Vietnam towards the end of the war, Helen Adams, and the two men she loves Sam Darrow a seasoned photographer who has a reputation , and Linh the Vietnamese man who is Darrow s and then Helen s assistant.I didn t find anything about the relationships believable I didn t feel the passion or tenderness or compassion or love between any of them The mark of good writing is that the author wil I had such high hopes for this book Basically it s the story of a young woman combat photographer in Vietnam towards the end of the war, Helen Adams, and the two men she loves Sam Darrow a seasoned photographer who has a reputation , and Linh the Vietnamese man who is Darrow s and then Helen s assistant.I didn t find anything about the relationships believable I didn t feel the passion or tenderness or compassion or love between any of them The mark of good writing is that the author will show, not...

  5. says:

    Wow Can this really be Tatjana Soli s first novel She pierces right through all the bullshit about war in general and the Vietnam debacle in particular I ve learned to steer clear of most novels about Vietnam because there s usually too much of the macho jungle combat detail I m glad I made an exception for The Lotus Eaters Written by a woman about a woman a photographer who shows up in Vietnam in 1965 with no idea what she s doing or how it will change her life I m glad I stayed with th Wow Can this really be Tatjana Soli s first novel She ...

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    I watched the film The Hurt Locker recently I have had difficulty putting my thoughts onto paper about it and so you haven t seen a review One thing in particular that stood out for me, however, was the scene where Staff Sergeant James is grocery shopping, followed by a scene of him trying to talk to his wife about his experiences in the Iraq War as she prepares a meal These are very revealing scenes The soldier goes from intense and life threatening situations in Iraq to the every day monot I watched the film The Hurt Locker recently I have had difficulty putting my thoughts onto paper about it and so you haven t seen a review One thing in particular that stood out for me, however, was the scene where Staff Sergeant James is grocery shopping, followed by a scene of him trying to talk to his wife about his experienc...

  7. says:

    The perfect title As readers, we give it little thought By the time we see a book in its finished state, it s a done deal We consider its cover, the heft in our hands as we ponder the accolades on the back jacket or peruse the synopsis on the inside flap I don t know what e reading sorts do don t you miss the feel of a book, the whisper and scent of paper and ink Sigh At any rate, the right title is perhaps the most critical and taken for granted aspect of a book But the perfect title The perfect title As readers, we give it little thought By the time we see a book in its finished state, it s a done deal We consider its cover, the heft in ...

  8. says:

    Typically, I avoid war books like the plague with a few notable exceptions Tim O Brien, Kevin Power So The Lotus Eaters sat on my To Be Read shelf for nearly three years before I picked it up And once I started reading, the house could have burned down around me THAT S how compelling it is.Tatjana Soli s main character, gutsy Helen Adams, is a photographer who feeds on the adrenalin rush of covering the war in Vietnam an unwinnable war in which it is not unusual for a native Vietnamese t Typically, I avoid war books like the plague with a few notable exceptions Tim O Brien, Kevin Power So The Lotus Eaters sat on my To Be Read shelf for nearly three years before I picked it up And once I started reading, the house could have burned down around me THAT S how compelling it is.Tatjana Soli s main character, gutsy Helen Adams, is a photographe...

  9. says:

    Very atmospheric and at times brutal novel about the Vietnam War Three intriguing main characters, Helen Adams a photo journalist, her colleague, reporter Sam Darrow, and a Vietnamese former soldier, Linh, who becomes a photojournalist in his own right The inevitable love affairs sequential, not simultaneous never quite rang true for me and there was something flat about the characters that I could not pin down, but I appreciated it for the extraordinary descriptions of battles and of a bea Very atmospheric and at times brutal novel about the Vietnam War Three intriguing main characters, Helen Adams a photo journalist, her colleague, reporter Sam Darrow, and a Vietnamese former soldier, Linh, who becomes a photojournalist in his own right The inevitable love affairs sequential, not simultaneous never quite rang true for me and there was something flat about the characters that I could not pin down, but I appreciated it for the extraordinary descriptions of battles and of a bea...

  10. says:

    The Lotus Eaters, Tatjana Soli s debut novel, is quite impressive, but not without its faults It revolves around neophyte photojournalist, Helen Adams, who we first meet in 1975 in Saigon as the North Vietnamese begin to roll through the city, and the city falls I guess I shouldn t call Adams a neophyte photojournalist because she arrived in Vietnam in 1965, an idealistic California girl...

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