Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts is a huge yet hard-to-put-down novel. The blurb says it is based on the life of the author, but is also part fiction. Several seemingly unnatural events corroborate the fact. Fiction or not, the book kept me hooked for the entire duration.
Shantaram is a 2003 novel by Gregory David Roberts, in which a convicted Australian bank robber and heroin addict escapes from Pentridge Prison and flees to India.The novel is commended by many for its vivid portrayal of tumultuous life in Bombay. The novel is reportedly influenced by real events in the life of the author, though some claims made by Roberts are contested by others involved in.Shantaram is a chronicle of the life of Lin as he spends seven years living in Bombay. The Shantaram study guide contains a biography of author Gregory David Roberts, literature essays, quiz questi.Shantaram is by no means ordinary. Although, certain events in the book may appear larger than life, it is a fair achievement. Roberts doesn’t labour over India’s myriad problems in the novel.
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Shantaram is a semi-autobiographical story about an Australian heroin addict who escapes from prison and arrives in Bombay (Mumbai) with a fake passport. He assumes a new name, Lindsay There he meets Prabaker, a happy-go-lucky taxi driver. After he is robbed of all his money he moves from a hotel to the slums where Prabaker lives. In the slums.
Book Reviews Shantaram is an exuberant, swashbuckling story of derring-do, told with reckless gusto and obvious affection, and if Roberts is no sort of stylist (and he isn't), you'd have to be a snob not to admit to enjoying yourself. Patrick Ness - Telegraph (UK) A gentle giant on the scale of Shantaram can afford a few unintended giggles, but million-rupee questions remain: Why, given.
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. In a spectacular 43 hours of storytelling, Gregory David Roberts and narrator Humphrey Bower take listeners on a rollercoaster of a journey through the streets and slums of India. Vivid and lyrical, some have gone so far as to call Shantaram a literary m.
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Shantaram Gregory David Roberts St. Martin's Press 944 pp. ISBN-13: 9780312330538 Summary It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured.
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I told you last night that I might be gone sometime, and you said, Where, and I said, To be with the Good Lord, and you said, Why, and I said, Because I'm old, and you said, I don't think you're old.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW. For a time, Gregory David Roberts—the Gentleman Bandit—was Australia’s most wanted fugitive. Shantaram is a boisterous novel based on Roberts’ stranger-than-fiction life story, charting his arrival in India with a contraband passport and his complicated love affair with that country and its people. Almost every page of this cult classic turned global bestseller.
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Shantaram is a novel based on the life of the author, Gregory David Roberts. In 1978 Roberts was sentenced to nineteen years imprisonment as punishment for a series of robberies of building-society branches, credit unions, and shops he had committed while addicted to heroin. In July 1980 he escaped from Victoria's maximum-security prison in.
The writer's style is descriptive, flowing and personal with quite a philosophical lean to it, while not taking anything away from the story. I found myself enthralled with his engagement of life in India, especially the slums. Gregory David Roberts' next novel is out at the end of 2013 and I've already ordered a copy.
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