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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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Nov 29, 2011

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message 1: by S.E. (last edited Dec 17, 2012 03:34AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

S.E. Nelson This is the second largest novel I have ever read, but I was not bored. I still remember most of it even if I read it a year ago. The book vividly describes the living conditions of the people in the slums of Bombay and the underground criminal culture. I can't say the book sheds a good light on the city of Bombay but the human element is highlighted and you see goodness in the common people, especially in the slums. Sometimes the stories sounded too simplistic and sometimes they were too dramatized like a movie, but it looks like that was the intent of the author. I am glad this was mostly fiction. Had it been a true biography, my review would have been different, but for entertainment purposes, the book hits the mark.

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