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Shantaram (Paperback)

Shantaram (Paperback)

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Paperback 944 Pages / Published: 24/03/2005
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'A literary masterpiece . . . at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny . . . it has the grit and pace of a thriller' Daily Telegraph

A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld.

'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349117546
Number of pages: 944
Weight: 645 g
Dimensions: 195 x 132 x 44 mm


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A literary masterpiece ... at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny ... it has the grit and pace of a thriller * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
Powerful and original ... a remarkable achievement * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
Extraordinarily vivid ... a gigantic, jaw-dropping, grittily authentic saga * DAILY MAIL *
A publishing phenomenon * SUNDAY TIMES *

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“Amazing”

I was given this book to read by a colleague.
WOW!!! What am amazing book and an amazing journey.
Shantaram whisks you into a different world, a world of homour and poverty, where people appear to be happy with their... More

Paperback edition
21st August 2012
Helpful? Upvote 64

“A mind bending read”

Just loved this book, what an amazing life the author has had. His descriptions made me feel I was actually in Bombay, I could hear the sounds, see the sights and smell the aromas of life in Bombay. He has a wonderful... More

Paperback edition
29th August 2012
Helpful? Upvote 59

“Brilliant!”

Fantastic book, had seen this a few times before finally getting round to buying it. What a long book but what a ride! Page turner, invokes so many emotions...been to India many times, haven't read a more... More

Paperback edition
1st July 2013
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