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Gregory David Roberts “Shantaram”

31 October 2012 1,093 views No Comment

booksWithin two pages Shantaram had become my new favourite book. This epic novel is brilliantly written; the pace, the detail, the characters, the drama are compelling, if you are not sucked in you are reading a bogus version.
About that second page hook.. It happens I’ve taken the same taxi ride, from Bombay airport, past the slum dwellings, to the main city, and so Roberts drew me in not just with accuracy of observations but accuracy of emotions. I knew we’d get on.
But you don’t need personal history or a connection to love this book (there were plenty of scenes that were very foreign to me), Roberts will paint complete experiences for all of your senses. Much of this skill is because the story is semi autobiographical, and yes, there is a skill in living a life this full, whatever judgments you may have about the direction.
Shantaram inspired me as a traveler, as a writer, as a social entrepreneur, as a friend and as a lover. You’ll see…

Lay it on me... is this neat or nerd..??

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