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Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts Reviews

Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
Nov 28, 2016 11:39 PMRead
This is a major huge book, however you wont know the time going as you'll read it. Its basic, clear and splendidly dazzling. What's more, it sets itself in our Maximum city, Mumbai. The story takes after the life on Lindsay(Lin), a convict getting away from Australia on a fake international ID a...Read More

Drivel and very boring...
Dec 21, 2015 09:23 PMRead
I am ardent reader. Mostly I didn't write reviews of books, I read. But for this book I want to write because this tome tormented me extremely and this book tortured me to the extent that many times it brought a thought in my mind i.e'Reading is worthless'.I don't know why people are giving ...Read More

Sep 16, 2015 01:57 AMRead
After listening to the reviews and so many friends going crazy about this book, I decided to read it, and it turned out to be an exaggeration about most of the things.The writer has exaggerated about the whole story. I have no doubt the the writer has written it wonderfully however, people w...Read More


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Shantaram - See India through foreign eyes
Feb 23, 2017 07:05 PMRead
This is one of the novel which embedded reading habit in me. Gregory David Roberts has described his most important life event where he goes through life changing events. Gregory escapes from a prison in australia and lands up in mumbai where he gets involve in drugs and mafia. While living in s...Read More

Awesome work
Feb 21, 2016 01:50 AMRead
Shantaramis a book of simple foundations. It has a strong plot. In fact, there is a lot happening in the 933 odd pages. The story never lags.All the characters are so well sketched that you actually become a part of them and so are the one-liners from them.Having escaped an Australian maximu...Read More

Let peace be onto you!
Nov 04, 2015 10:13 PMRead
This is a big big book, but you wont know the time passing as you'll read it. Its simple, lucid and brilliantly captivating. And it sets itself in our Maximum city, Mumbai.The story follows the life on Lindsay(Lin), a convict escaping from Australia on a fake passport and a fake name. He lan...Read More

Oct 16, 2019 07:44 PMRead (via Android App)
Being a mumbai resident I always love to read books about mumbai life. But this was very striking to read a book by foreigner who lived in mumbai slums, went to mafia world with such great description of mumbai. Interesting story and great writing. Already finished and reading second installment...Read More

Shantaram- Go for it!
Jun 15, 2015 01:14 PMRead
A book that is unputdownable and has blown my mind?Without a second thought it would be- Gregory D Robert’s Shantaram. So what if this is nearly a 1000 page book? So what if it is too lengthy to finish? Once you start, you would not be able to put it down.This is no ordinary book. This i...Read More

A good read
Apr 12, 2015 09:45 PMRead
I am in love with Shantaram. The book is just amazing. Suggested by my friend I borrowed it from her nd completed it in just one day.Shantaram is a novel rich in everything that makes life whatever it is.Love, Friendship, Humanity, Action, Betrayal, Loyalty, Craziness, Addictions, War, C...Read More

Good but lengthy!!!!
Mar 26, 2015 07:49 PMRead
This book  is an autobiography of Gregory David Roberts who was a heroin addict and a convicted bank robber from Australia. The story of this book begins with his escape from the prison of Australia to landing in Mumbai where he can be hidden with unknown identity.The book is written through...Read More

Didn't Like It
Dec 09, 2014 11:32 AMRead
The New York Times nailed Shantaram when they said that it is "nothing if not entertaining." The problem is trying to find what else it is.Nine hundred pages of page-turning narrative and I wonder if I have gained anything by it.The characters lack fullness and complexity, the narrator i...Read More

Shantaram A must Read
Oct 08, 2013 11:06 AMRead
Till date this is one of the best books I have read. Amazing story-line, literally gives goosebumps. Once I started reading couldn't keep the book down. Read It almost at one go... Shantaram has left a deep impact on me, and no doubt one of the best ..Hats off to Gregory Roberts for this ama...Read More

When 'Mafia' meets the 'Avon of Bard': "SHANTARAM
Sep 22, 2012 12:30 AMRead
Shantaram is a novel written by a poet who is profoundly in love with words. Divided into five parts, which are flowing into each other, like sun reflection flows on the surface of the ocean, ready to submerge in its vastnessA story defined by a nameless man who is caged in his vastness of c...Read More

Shantaram-There couldn't be another name for this.
Aug 31, 2012 07:29 PMRead
It was about 2 years ago my friend  had strongly recommended "Shantaram", a book based on a Australian prisoner who broke the prison and sought refuge in Bombay during 1970s to me and when I found one in a book store while browsing through the books recently, I knew I would take it.It is a o...Read More

Once a thief, always a thief
May 10, 2012 02:42 AMRead
A blowhard of epic proportions, is my final decision on this reporter turned criminal turned slick fantasy autobiographer who IMO has crossed yet another of his ethical lines. I've read a few books of this genre. All of them have slick agendas, mostly around controlling foreign perception of Ind...Read More

Falling in Love again.
Apr 26, 2011 12:46 AMRead
I was not sure if I was going to read this book. The first time I saw this book on stall was in New York(3 years ago in 2008) while I was waiting for my flight. I read the prelude and wanted to buy the book, but it was a hard cover and the price was sky high.2010 I bought my new kindle and e...Read More

~Simplistic brilliance reminiscent of Tolstoy~
Oct 15, 2010 05:47 PMRead

Shantaram has amassed a public appeal that has got nothing to do with the writing prowess of the author. For a product that comes under the category of “book”, this is a great disservice as the entire novel is just words and nothing else. For a...Read More

Awesome book
Jul 27, 2010 06:59 PMRead
Well, I am not an avid reader of novels but since it was based on Mumbai, I couldn't resist ignoring it. It took me one month to complete this book. Here's my review on the book.Overview:It talks about an Australian inmate who escapes from the prison and lands in Mumbai. He happens to pr...Read More

A mind blowing book
May 24, 2010 04:14 PMRead
Shantaram is a true story a non fiction which teaches us about the ups and downs of a life various phases of life that one goes through. This one is all time favorite book of mine though its look pretty thick in look almost 900 pages but once you read you get dissolved and involved in it so much...Read More

Shantaram - Worth all the bucks
Nov 12, 2009 12:14 PMRead
For all you people who have heard this name before, read further. For all those who haven't, it is one of those rare books that have made me look at life from an entirely new perspective. Well, to have a formal introduction, 'Shantaram' is a novel or you should say an autobiography by 'Gregory D...Read More


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