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Shantaram Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 7,530 ratings

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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 ) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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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 solider. 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

'Extraordinary vivid . . . a gigantic, jaw-dropping, grittily authentic saga' Daily Mail

'Powerful and original . . . a remarkable achievement' Sunday Telegraph

'Vivid and compassionate . . . impressive' Guardian

'A publishing phenomenon' Sunday Times

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  • ASIN : B003R50FRI
  • Publisher : Picador Australia (1 July 2009)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1518 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 1049 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 7,530 ratings
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1.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Disneyfied read
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite ever books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is superb
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is superb
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 December 2018
After 2 years, I've finally just finished this book (I'm not a big reader)... it is a brilliant book. It is beautifully written, a masterclass in EQ in terms of self understanding and language. The story is exciting and you care about the characters.

It is a long book, and I wonder if Robert's, the writer, could have achieved in 400 pages what has taken him 800+ pages - however it is a book that keeps your attention in both its story, and the beauty of how its told.

Defo recommend this book, you're in for a hell of a ride.

The ending is really nice too, a bit of closure.
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