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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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it was ok

Dan Brown meets Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets John Irving. (There is a bear.) Do Indian Mafia dons really sit around philosophising about the whether it's right to do the wrong things for the right reasons? Can one man survive so many beatings without it affecting his health? How many ways can there be to describe the fragrant Karla's beautiful lips?
It goes on and on.
A good editor would have filleted the self analysis and reflection, cut the whole Afghan adventure and delivered a much more satisfying read of about half the length.
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Reading Progress

March, 2018 – Started Reading
March, 2018 – Finished Reading
March 17, 2018 – Shelved

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