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  1. says: [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) Gregory David Roberts ☆ 1 SUMMARY

    [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) Like Marmite or Vegemite another Australian export you either loved this book or hated it I hated it I really really hated it It was a waste of my life enduring five chapters of this egotistical drivel by someone who thought their life was 933 pages worth of importance He was an escaped convict from an Australian prison and I bet his fellow p

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    REVIEW Shantaram Gregory David Roberts ☆ 1 SUMMARY [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) My god What an incredible load of drivel this is Though there is room in the world for large stories largely told Gregory

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) I managed 200 pages of this utter drivel before giving up completely Poorly written nonsense which is gathering critical acclaim from people who probably read one book a year At one point during a scene when the narrator i

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) Gregory David Roberts ☆ 1 SUMMARY There's enough reviews on this book I'm not going to summarize it again I love this book and yes it's massive but I think I've read it 3 time

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) I moved this from my currently reading shelf to my read shelf because there is no I gave up on this piece of crap shelf 600 pages into it I had to set myself free by throwing it in the toilet No seriously I threw it in the toilet Then I had

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    FREE READ ☆ MEDCA.XYZ ☆ Gregory David Roberts Gregory David Roberts ☆ 1 SUMMARY [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) This is possibly the best book I've ever read It was given to me by a friend of mine who loved it and said that

  7. says: REVIEW Shantaram [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) Gregory David Roberts ☆ 1 SUMMARY

    Gregory David Roberts ☆ 1 SUMMARY FREE READ ☆ MEDCA.XYZ ☆ Gregory David Roberts REVIEW Shantaram If I met the protagonist Linbaba in the flesh I'd well I'd beg my meatiest friend to rough him up Repeatedly Lin's adventures in Bombay are apparently based on humble author Gregory David Roberts's exploits playing savior and mafiosi there while in hiding after a daring escape from an Australian prison thanks for a fellow goodreader for correcting me I had previously written New Zealand LinBaba becomes irksome

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) The way Roberts describes Indians in this book is like a series of bad caricatures I cringed terribly There is the over friendly and smiling trusting barbaric not very clever poor Prabaker I HATED the way he wrote Prabaker's English It made him sound like a racist Disney character or like the golum from LOTR to the cool and smooth Iranian gangster if you like ridiculous Bollywood movies this is the book for y

  9. says: FREE READ ☆ MEDCA.XYZ ☆ Gregory David Roberts [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) Gregory David Roberts ☆ 1 SUMMARY

    FREE READ ☆ MEDCA.XYZ ☆ Gregory David Roberts [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) Returning to read Gregory David Roberts' epic novel again I found myself drawn to the complexities and nuances embedded throughout the text As the novel opens the reader is introduced to Lin a man who has escaped his Australian jail and arrives in Bombay hoping to hide in India's vast populace Early on Lin is forced to realise that India is a beast unlike any other; culturally racially and economically It is however home to many who have th

  10. says: [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) FREE READ ☆ MEDCA.XYZ ☆ Gregory David Roberts

    [PDF/EPUB] (Shantaram) This is an awful book Awful Full of beginners grade philosophy that we're meant to think is profound and horrible pretentious charact

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SUMMARY ☆ Shantaram S prostitutes and holy men soldiers and actors and Indians and exiles from other countries who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhereAs a hunted man without a home family or identity Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia The search leads him to war prison torture murder and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people The first is Khader Khan mafia go. This is possibly the best book I ve ever read It was given to me by a friend of mine who loved it and said that before she read it she had no desire to go to India but after having read it she couldn t wait to goThis book is over 900 pages so I found it a little challenging to start bc I didn t want to carry it around with me to read on the bus too bulky and I was so tired each night that I couldn t read than a page or two But I finally got a chance to read a small chunk of it in one sitting and that was it for me I loved it and couldn t put it downThere are a few notable things about this book One is that it s billed as a novel but I m 90% certain that these things all actually happened to the author I think he wrote it as a novel so he could change some names and protect the innocent or guilty Another amazing thing is how well it s written This guy isn t really a trained writer and I think he has a natural ability which is very rare I am exceedingly critical of bad writing styles and not once did anything in this book irritate me Perhaps because he is such a great writer all of the characters are well developed and you find yourself wanting to know what happens with each of them and there are a lot I honestly couldn t name all the characters he describes in detail than probably any other book I ve read But at no point did I find myself thinking I couldn t keep track of who was who which I often do and I really cared about each of these people personallyThe story itself is phenomenal and I have been giving this book to everyone I know Read it It s amazing and it will be one of the best books you ve ever read

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SUMMARY ☆ Shantaram 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 torturedSo begins this epic mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay Shantaram is narrated by Lin an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappearAccompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangster. Like Marmite or Vegemite another Australian export you either loved this book or hated it I hated it I really really hated it It was a waste of my life enduring five chapters of this egotistical drivel by someone who thought their life was 933 pages worth of importance He was an escaped convict from an Australian prison and I bet his fellow prisoners and warders must have sighed with relief to no longer be victims of this self righteous man s endless burble of cod philosophy deep insights into other people and general overweening self love Of course if you are in the majority of the raters of this book you wouldn t agree with this review at all And that is why I stuck at it for so long I kept thinking all those readers those bright and entertaining reviewers out there must be able to see something I can t But whatever it was it eluded me and so with a huge sigh of relief this book gets sent on to the Animal Shelter There it will be either sold in the monthly book sale or ripped up and used for bedding or kitty lit Either way it will benefit them than me933 pages is a heavy book and I do feel the benefit now it s lifted

Gregory David Roberts ☆ 1 SUMMARY

SUMMARY ☆ Shantaram Dfather criminal philosopher saint and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City The second is Karla elusive dangerous and beautiful whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible powerBurning slums and five star hotels romantic love and prison agonies criminal wars and Bollywood films spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach and a passionate lovefor India at its heart Based on the life of the author it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literatu. Returning to read Gregory David Roberts epic novel again I found myself drawn to the complexities and nuances embedded throughout the text As the novel opens the reader is introduced to Lin a man who has escaped his Australian jail and arrives in Bombay hoping to hide in India s vast populace Early on Lin is forced to realise that India is a beast unlike any other culturally racially and economically It is however home to many who have the same idea hiding from their criminal pasts elsewhere These include Karla Saarinen a woman who occupies Lin s mind and dreams from the moment he lays eyes on her As Lin befriends others who have recently arrive in country seeking to blend into the billions around him with vague and beige backstories he meets a tour guide Prabaker Prabu Their connection is almost instantaneous soon becoming an entertaining pair throughout the narrative Prabu is able to help Lin make numerous connections in and around the city While they venture out to better explore Bombay and eventually other parts of the state Lin learns the culural differences between India and his Australian upbringing As Prabu and Lin continue their adventures the latter finds himself living in the city s slums and opens a medical clinic to cater to the poorest population where Lin becomes involved with the shady underworld and black market living Throughout the book Lin crosses paths with those whose simple conversations turn philosophical and force him to digest complex analyses to the universe s most basic concepts When offered a position working in forged passports by the Bombay Mafia Lin accepts if only to explore new pathways to survival His living in the slums of Bombay prove not only eye opening but life changing in ways that the reader can only understand by being enveloped in the larger narrative Even as Lin is able to build himself up in his new homeland he is broken by the cruelest and most sadistic Indians especially when his identity is learned and extradition considered Roberts offers so much in this narrative that it is hard to summarise or believe that this is the life of a single man on the run However where truth ends and fiction commences the reader is permitted a front seat for everything and the chance to change alongside Lin throughout A must read by any and all who want to offer up all they feel they know only to finish the book and uestion everythingSet in the early to mid 1980s the story weaves together a collection of vignettes within Lin s Indian life while also telling an overarching story of change and progress I have read that some criticise Roberts for being too free with his truths and duping the reader though I must say that fiction is all about embellishment or at least working with a clay and forming it into an image of your choosing Roberts writing style is so blunt and yet smooth that the reader cannot help but get lost therein The daunting size of the book should not deter the interested reader as the vignettes play out easily and the characters are rich in their backstories and mesh well with the larger tale Roberts has certainly held back little in this account of his life on the run but also offers gaps significant enough to keep scores of uestions floating in the minds of the attentive reader Will these be resolved and if so how does it all play into the narrative Roberts presents The second volume of this uasi memoir should tell though the bar has already been set uite high I am eager to see how the detail will continue and what Roberts has to say with the handful of characters still involved in Lin s life This is a brilliant piece of work and I can only imagine what is to comeI cannot finish this review without commenting on the narrator of the audiobook version of this massive tome Humphrey Bower brought the story to life from his melodious Australian accent in the narrative to the countless accents that he brought out to give characters their personality I adore Bower s work and his dedication to another favourite author of mine made me wonder when first I listened if this was that writer using another name Powerful and daunting Bower deserves a shout out for his reading of this piece I am worried that the second volume which I must physically read gasp will prove much difficult without Bower at the helmKudos Mr Roberts for this epic story With simplistic writing and complex threads a vast array of readers will surely enjoy this book Onto the seuel which one can hope is as exciting and life altering Likehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at