The Mountain Shadow
Gregory David Roberts; epic novel, Shantaram, introduced millions of readers to a cast of unforgettable characters in the hidden heart of Bombay through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules.It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues, and a fabled holy man challenges everything that Lin thought he'd learned about love and life. But Lin can';t leave the Island City: Karla, and a fatal promise, won't let him go.A love story of hope, humour, and the philosophical quest for the wisdom of our common humanity, The Mountain Shadow is a sublime, all-consuming novel of our extraordinary human struggle for love and faith.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mmmorsi - LibraryThing
I was first given Shantaram on a flight to Singapore back in 2009. I went through the almost thousand pages with excitement, even though I skimmed parts of many chapters, incredibly detailed and drawn ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cacky - LibraryThing
I had to give up half way through because it was then I realized there was no plot, just a bunch of one-liners and a heck of a lot fights and the always present love for Karla, which never made sense. What a huge disappointment that none of the magic of Shantaram was in this sequel. Read full review