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Scribe Publications, 2003 - FICTION - 936 pages
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. 'Shantaram' is not so much a mirror as a mirror ball, spinning with relentless drive, dazzling but ungraspable. And, again, audacious. Gloriously audacious (Sydney Morning Herald) With the grand sweep and scale of a Bollywood movie, 'Shantaram' is unlike any other Australian novel for quite some time this is a rip-roaring read Full of jail-house philosophy, human frailty and resilience, Sufi wisdom and street-fighting tactics, 'Shantaram' is by turns inspiring, hair-raising and poignant (Australian Bookseller & Publisher)

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User Review  - jsabrina - LibraryThing

I first read this book in 2006, and re-read it in 2015. It was even better than I had remembered. This amazing book is based on the actual experiences of the author, who escaped from an Australian ... Read full review

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User Review  - evenlake - LibraryThing

Abandoned after 100 pages. This book had been recommended to me by several people, but I just couldn't get into it. After the 4th time the narrator says "I didn't know it then, but..." I realized that ... Read full review

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Gregory David Roberts is the author of The Mountain Show which made the Australian Best Seller List 2015.

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