Shantaram: A Novel
Publish date: October 13th 2004
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 944
Edition language: English
Always nice when an author turns up in your store to buy a copy of his book for someone, and you ambush him to sign another copy for yourself!
Shantaram is easily one of the most beautifully written books, ever.
This had an average rating of 4.22 with over 45000 readers, so had been top of my shelf for a while. Really, I couldn't put it down. One of my all-time favorites.
Published at The BiblioSanctum:Lin, later named "Shantaram" (man of peace), is an escaped Australian convict whose exile finds him in Bombay, India. Certain events and descriptions seem to mirror Roberts' own life, but how much of the book is heavily based on fact and how much is fiction is unknown....