by Gregory David Roberts | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0349117543 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBluemchenblattwing from Paris, Ile-de-France France on Saturday, September 23, 2023
X. gifted me with this book in 2022.
Registered in Paris, France.

‘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

This is a poignant work. And if I say poignant, it is because it turns your insides out. It is graphic and violent, at times cruel and yet philosophical. It makes you think differently.
I had some trouble getting into it, but then more trouble to stop reading than not. It’s not for the sensitive. I’m not sure whether I liked it.

Journal Entry 2 by wingBluemchenblattwing at Parc de Bercy in -Paris 12e, Ile-de-France France on Saturday, September 23, 2023

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Journal Entry 3 by meloulagune at Paris, Ile-de-France France on Friday, November 3, 2023
Merci pour le partage !
Je l'ai récupéré dans le Parc de Bercy, lors du MBC de septembre 2023.
Je me challenge à lire en anglais. J'espère que je comprendrai !

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