January Book -Shantaram

Written by on November 28, 2008 in Book Club

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts.

(saw a pic of him now on the net.. looks like those wrestler Dolph Lundgren types.. never thought they could spell, let alone write.. anyway Arnold Schwarzenegger is the governor of California, some don’t only have brawn but brains as well- Don’t judge a book by it’s cover)

Venue: Zoo Lake near the Moyo’s entrance – in case it rain (will decide from there where to picnic)

Date: 31 Jan 09 10am

Why Shantaram? – Someone recommended it to me to read since I am going to India this December. A few people at the book club read it and enjoyed it as well.

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  1. Fatima says:

    What an excellent book!
    I’ve already read it and it’s truly inspiring.
    Makes me want to go to India.

    Anyhoo, Nanima, thumbs up on a new look for the website.
    It was really needed.

  2. Nanima says:

    I completed the book yesterday finally. Madala started long after me but yesterday he caught up and overtook me.
    Who would finish the book first?

    There was war. At the coffee shop we were on the same page. I only beat him because he had to drive home.
    I really read too slow. The secret I found out was to skip parts like the long descriptions. I read and reread and lost where I was in the book so many times that I must have read the book as many times as Shantaram wrote it.

    Book was amazing. True reflection of Indian Mumbai culture. Non stop action. Lots of twists and turns. Lots and lots of descriptions. Maybe the movie won’t be very long because most of the book described features and clothes etc.

    It is amazing that so much can happen to one man and he can still be alive to write about it. How a person can really change their life around.