Thursday, 8 June 2017

Black Rice - Katharine Sim

THE OPIUM TRADE IN MODERN MALAYA
a story of the operators who make vast profits from human misery and vice


ACE BOOKS H512
FIRST PRINTING 1961
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY HODDER & STOUGHTON 1959

It is hard to imagine her rendering of the Malayan scene being bettered: the colouring is gorgeous without being lurid, the canvas packed with detail but never overcrowded.
-Times Literary Supplement

A very fine book...The central story tells of an attempt to smuggle large quantities of opium but readers will keep and remember this book because of its haunting description of Malayan life.
-Time and Tide

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