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The lotus eaters

Tom Kratman

The lotus eaters

by Tom Kratman

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Published by Baen, Distributed by Simon & Schuster in Riverdale, NY, New York .
Written in English


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StatementTom Kratman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3611.R375 L68 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24492875M
ISBN 109781439133460
LC Control Number2010005097

  Upon being routed from Ismarus, Odysseus and his men are beset by storms for many days, until they finally sight land: the Land of the Lotus Eaters. After disembarking, Odysseus sends a few men inland to see what the inhabitants are like. They dis. The Lotus Eaters is destined to become a great film and it will "take root" in the best seller lists. It is a very persuasive, tormented and tenacious novel and for a debut it is superbly written and most importantly a mesmerizing read. Read more. 11 people found this helpful/5().

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Book 9 begins with Odysseus telling of his raid on Cicones and his loss of 72 men. Then he explains how he avoided disaster in the land of the Lotus Eaters. Finally, he describes their exploration of the land of the Cyclopes--giant, one-eyed monsters--where they are trapped in a cave by the Cyclops Polyphemus, who eats two men at every meal.   The Lotus Eaters, her debut novel, was a New York Times bestseller and Editors Choice and a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award. Born in Salzburg, Austria, Soli attended Stanford University and the Warren Wilson M.F.A. program. She lives in Orange County, California/5(76).


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The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli takes place in Vietnam between and and becomes a journal of Helen Adams evolution into a photojournalist from a young woman chasing the ghosts of her father and brother.

The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial in American history, and journalists were on the front lines of the battles /5. The Lotus Eaters, her debut novel, was a New York Times bestseller and Editors Choice and a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award. Born in Salzburg, Austria, Soli attended Stanford University and the Warren Wilson M.F.A.

program. She lives in Orange County, by: 3. The Lotus Eaters (Carerra Series Book 3) - Kindle edition by Kratman, Tom. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Lotus Eaters (Carerra Series Book 3)/5(78).

A summary of Book 9 in Homer's The Odyssey. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Odyssey and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. So they went straightway and mingled with the Lotus-eaters, and the Lotus-eaters did not plan death for my comrades, but gave them of the lotus to taste.

And whosoever of them ate of the honey-sweet fruit of the lotus, [95] had no longer any wish to bring back word or to return, but there they were fain to abide among the Lotus-eaters, feeding. Lotus-Eater, Greek plural Lotophagoi, Latin plural Lotophagi, in Greek mythology, one of a tribe encountered by the Greek hero Odysseus during his return from Troy, after a north wind had driven him and his men from Cape Malea (Homer, Odyssey, Book IX).

The local inhabitants, whose distinctive practice is indicated by their name, invited Odysseus’ scouts to eat of the mysterious plant. It is April The North Vietnamese are marching into Saigon, the Americans are fleeing in helicopters.

And in Tatjana Soli’s splendid first novel, “The Lotus Eaters,” a group of Western. It all comes down to one woman—my mother, me, the character, Helen, in my book—seeking her destiny against all odds. Reading Group Questions.

1) Soli pulled the novel's title, The Lotus Eaters, from an episode in Homer's The Odyssey and uses Homer's description of the land of the lotus eaters as the novel's opening epigraph. What /5(). The Lotus Eaters book.

Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. The Lotus Eaters is her first book. LEARN MORE. Related Titles. Health & Wellbeing, Biography and Memoir. The Handbag of Happiness.

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Kevin O'Connor. Alfred, Lord Tennyson () was the Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during the Victorian period and remains one of the most popular British poets today.

In this poem, inspired by a story from The Odyssey, a group of sailors experiences strange effects after eating the lotos flower. “You must read The Lotus Eaters, Tatjana Soli's beautiful and harrowing new novel.

Its characters are unforgettable.” —Richard Russo, author of That Old Cape Magic “The very steam from Vietnam's jungles seems to rise from the pages of Tatjana Soli's tremendously evocative debut A beautiful book.”.

The land of the lotus-eaters is known only from a few classical fragments, but it has thrown a long shadow over modernity. The story is most familiar from the brief passage in Book IX of Homer’s Odyssey, in which after nine days of storms Odysseus finds himself beached on an unknown island.

He sends scouts to contact the inhabitants, a gentle. The term 'lotus-eater' comes from Homer's Odyssey, where Odysseus meets a group of people called Lotus Eaters, who eat a magical lotus which makes people contented, forgetting about anything else.

The Lotus-eaters have no interest in killing the Greeks; the danger is the lotus and the forgetfulness it causes. This time, Odysseus' judgment prevails, and he manages to get his men back to sea before too many are seduced by the honey-sweet fruit that wipes out ambition and memory.

The Lotus Eaters (also named as Lotophagi or Lotophaguses) were a race of people from an island near North Africa, filled with lotus plants. The plants are narcotic and addictive, causing people to sleep in peaceful apathy.

Those that ate the lotus plant lost all their will and memory. They are famous for their part in the Odyssey, where two of Odysseus' men had to be dragged back to the ship. The Lotus Eaters I listened to it for my book club and really enjoyed the story.

Sometimes you want to shake her as she seems somewhat silly. However, she isn't supposed to be particularly worldly as she arrives in Vietnam. Having been to Vietnam a couple of years ago I found it interesting to revisit those places in a different time.

Tatjana Soli is the bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters, The Forgetting Tree, and The Last Good work has been awarded the UK’s James Tait Black Prize and been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book books have also been twice listed as a New York Times Notable lives on the Monterey Peninsula of California.

"The Lotus Eaters," her debut novel, was a "New York Times" bestseller and Editors Choice and a finalist for the "L.A. Times" Book Award.

Born in Salzburg, Austria, Soli attended Stanford University and the Warren Wilson M.F.A. program. The Lotos-Eaters Summary. The most famous version of this story, and the most important source for Tennyson, was Book 9 of Homer's Odyssey, where Odysseus visits the island of the Lotos-eaters and nearly loses his crew to them (see our "Allusions" section for the full scoop on that).

The book is a true gift from a promising new writer." - Katie Crouch, author of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs br> "Beautiful and harrowing, The Lotus Eaters explores the world of war, themes of love and loss, and the complicated question of what drives us toward the heroic with remarkable compassion and grace.

Tatjana Soli's exquisite first.The Lotus-Eaters in The Odyssey This is a short, documentary-style video about the Lotus-Eaters scene from Book 9 of the Odyssey. Land of the Lotus-Eaters—in Legos! Here's a Lego animation of the story. It's pretty well done—although we think we might have seen a .The Story of the Lotus Eaters About years ago, the poet Homer told a story about a man called Odysseus and his voyage home to Greece following the Trojan Wars.

Odysseus and his men met up with many exciting adventures along the way, but the most relevant to us is the story of his landing on the Island of the Lotus Eaters.