Infinite Riches

  • Title: Infinite Riches
  • Author: Ben Okri
  • ISBN: 9780753806807
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Infinite Riches Ben Okri s new novel continuing the adventures of Azaro the spirit child in the perplexing world of the living
    Ben Okri s new novel, continuing the adventures of Azaro, the spirit child in the perplexing world of the living

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    About Ben Okri


    1. Poet and novelist Ben Okri was born in 1959 in Minna, northern Nigeria, to an Igbo mother and Urhobo father He grew up in London before returning to Nigeria with his family in 1968 Much of his early fiction explores the political violence that he witnessed at first hand during the civil war in Nigeria He left the country when a grant from the Nigerian government enabled him to read Comparative Literature at Essex University in England He was poetry editor for West Africa magazine between 1983 and 1986 and broadcast regularly for the BBC World Service between 1983 and 1985 He was appointed Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College Cambridge in 1991, a post he held until 1993 He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1987, and was awarded honorary doctorates from the universities of Westminster 1997 and Essex 2002.His first two novels, Flowers and Shadows 1980 and The Landscapes Within 1981 , are both set in Nigeria and feature as central characters two young men struggling to make sense of the disintegration and chaos happening in both their family and country The two collections of stories that followed, Incidents at the Shrine 1986 and Stars of the New Curfew 1988 , are set in Lagos and London.In 1991 Okri was awarded the Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel The Famished Road 1991 Set in a Nigerian village, this is the first in a trilogy of novels which tell the story of Azaro, a spirit child Azaro s narrative is continued in Songs of Enchantment 1993 and Infinite Riches 1998 Other recent fiction includes Astonishing the Gods 1995 and Dangerous Love 1996 , which was awarded the Premio Palmi Italy in 2000 His latest novels are In Arcadia 2002 and Starbook 2007.A collection of poems, An African Elegy, was published in 1992, and an epic poem, Mental Flight, in 1999 A collection of essays, A Way of Being Free, was published in 1997 Ben Okri is also the author of a play, In Exilus.In his latest book, Tales of Freedom 2009 , Okri brings together poetry and story.Ben Okri is a Vice President of the English Centre of International PEN, a member of the board of the Royal National Theatre, and was awarded an OBE in 2001 He lives in London.


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    1. review for third volume of 'the famished road' series: this last of three novels by ben okri, the famished road series, is a great summation of themes introduced, elaborated, extended, from the other two. i read some reviewers who claim he merely includes more of the same, more fantastical, definitely african, images, thickening the stew but not creating new savour, but i suggest this is how to continue exploring this confusing world of a spirit child who would rather be free of human being, be [...]

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    2. Infinite Riches is the third and final volume of the Famished Road cycle. I would highly recommend reading the Famished Road which is the first volume of the cycle and stopping there. Okris personal politics seem much closer to the surface in Infinite Riches making blunt objects of the mystical imagery and story telling he set up in the first volume. The novel seems to go on and on recycling the same images from the Famished Road, images that feel like they lost there steam back in the first vol [...]

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    3. The final book of three wild, immersive, surreal books about Nigerian independence from the perspective of a spirit child born into a poor family. I'm not sure if this is the best of the trilogy, or I'm just appreciating Okri's style more as the series progresses, whatever, I just loved this book. I loved the rich, visual language, the vivid characterisations, the layer upon layer of symbolism and meaning, punctuated with sharp insights into the human condition, such as this - as resonant today [...]

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    4. I absolutely loved this book. Magical. It really is. As always Ben Okri's writing is challenging, stealing you away to places you've never been, can't imagine and often that don't fully exist. Imagination, metaphor and a stonking story too. How can he do it?!The language is so rich and poetic, you can't be anything other than completely enthralled.I punctuate these kinds of books with frivolous light fiction. Partly because I feel I need a break, but also to allow them space to sink in and breat [...]

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    5. I found Famished Road more poetic, intriguing and fresh. This third installment was sadly a bit plodding. Several times there was obvious internally repetitive patterns across chapters (by phrases, a sentence or two, and ideas). A lot of description about both real and spiritual worlds that were overlaid or intertwined, sometimes bleeding through, was given in a detached third person style, sentence after sentence, and paragraph after paragraph. This presentation was eventually numbing and disen [...]

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    6. Infinite Riches (Phoenix, 1998; 394) is the last book of Ben Okri's trilogy that begins with The Famished Road. I postponed reading this particular book since in 2009 because I wanted to read them chronologically. I was serendipitously gifted with the first book but could not get the second - Songs of Enchantment - so finally I had to succumb and skip it.Infinite Riches continues the story of Azaro, the abiku child who sees into the spirit world and do fantastic things. Also, the struggle betwee [...]

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    7. The final installment of the Famished Road trilogy feels like the shortest of all, but since they changed the line spacing, it's hard to tell. With the new lay-out, many one-page chapters become one-and-a-bit, giving you the feeling you're really running through the book. That said, it's peculiar how little of the novel actually sticks. Perhaps it was my own disinterest, but there seemed to be very little in this novel worth remembering. The promised escalation of the spirits only goes up to the [...]

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    8. Okhri's imagery and writing style is as good as that of any author, but in this book he loses the chance to create a cohesive and powerful trilogy, his ' lord of the rings'. The novel began as a continuation of the previous two, but doesn't really add anything, as a result of which Okhri's words slowly begin to lose their lustre and give an impression of being repackaged, and before you know it, the book is over, so is the trilogy and you're left scratching your head saying "what really happened [...]

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    9. 11. This is the third in ben okri's Famished road trilogy. I mean to include the whole Ben Okri trilogy. The first two are a 10 for me. I was lucky enough to read the third first. It was like 100 years of solitude on poetry and is an example of the poetry prose I find rare in modern writers though they have so much material to work with. When the work feels 50% poetry and 50% prose. Like Astonishing the Gods and The Waves. For someone who does not appreciate many forms of poetry, this kind of po [...]

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    10. I wasn't as blown away with this book as I was the first. Certainly not as wondrous and that makes sense because not only is the main character much older but so is the nation and the society he is part of. Change is occurring, told from the perspective of a nation about to peek out from the shadows of its colonial masters. Okri does not disappoint.

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    11. This book is at an extreme end of the magical-realism genre. Okri's writing verges on pure magical imagery. References to political events makes one wonder whether this book was meant to be an allegory.

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    12. A little disappointing. I felt it was about 100 pages too long, although I do enjoy Okri's beautiful imagery.Seemed like book 1 and 2 were a part of the cohesive story, with book 3 written for the author's personal enjoyment.

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