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ഞ reading 柴 Shantaram: A Novel benefits ඔ Kindle Ebook By Gregory David Roberts ඬ ഞ reading 柴 Shantaram: A Novel benefits ඔ Kindle Ebook By Gregory David Roberts ඬ Crime and punishment, passion and loyalty, betrayal and redemption are only a few of the ingredients in Shantaram, a massive, over the top, mostly autobiographical novel Shantaram is the name given Mr Lindsay, or Linbaba, the larger than life hero It means man of God s peace, which is what the Indian people know of Lin What they do not know is that prior to his arrival in Bombay he escaped from an Australian prison where he had begun serving a 19 year sentence He served two years and leaped over the wall He was imprisoned for a string of armed robberies peformed to support his heroin addiction, which started when his marriage fell apart and he lost custody of his daughter All of that is enough for several lifetimes, but for Greg Roberts, that s only the beginning. He arrives in Bombay with little money, an assumed name, false papers, an untellable past, and no plans for the future Fortunately, he meets Prabaker right away, a sweet, smiling man who is a street guide He takes to Lin immediately, eventually introducing him to his home village, where they end up living for six months When they return to Bombay, they take up residence in a sprawling illegal slum of 25,000 people and Linbaba becomes the resident doctor With a prison knowledge of first aid and whatever medicines he can cadge from doing trades with the local Mafia, he sets up a practice and is regarded as heaven sent by these poor people who have nothing but illness, rat bites, dysentery, and anemia He also meets Karla, an enigmatic Swiss American woman, with whom he falls in love Theirs is a complicated relationship, and Karlas connections are murky from the outset. Roberts is not reluctant to wax poetic in fact, some of his prose is downright embarrassing Throughought the novel, however, all 944 pages of it, every single sentence rings true He is a tough guy with a tender heart, one capable of what is judged criminal behavior, but a basically decent, intelligent man who would never intentionally hurt anyone, especially anyone he knew He is a magnet for trouble, a soldier of fortune, a picaresque hero the rascal who lives by his wits in a corrupt society His story is irresistible Stay tuned for the prequel and the sequel Valerie RyanAt the start of this massive, thrillingly undomesticated potboiler, a young Australian man bearing a false New Zealand passport that gives his name as Lindsay flies to Bombay some time in the early 80s On his first day there, Lindsay meets the two people who will largely influence his fate in the city One is a young tour guide, Prabaker, whose gifts include a large smile and an unstoppably joyful heart Through Prabaker, Lindsay learns Marathi a language not often spoken by gora, or foreigners , gets to know village India and settles, for a time, in a vast shantytown, operating an illicit free clinic The second person he meets is Karla, a beautiful Swiss American woman with sea green eyes and a circle of expatriate friends Lin s love for Karlaand her mysterious inability to love in returngives the book its central tension Linbaba s life in the slum abruptly ends when he is arrested without charge and thrown into the hell of Arthur Road Prison Upon his release, he moves from the slum and begins laundering money and forging passports for one of the heads of the Bombay mafia, guru sage Abdel Khader Khan Eventually, he follows Khader as an improbable guerrilla in the war against the Russians in Afghanistan There he learns about Karla s connection to Khader and discovers who set him up for arrest Roberts, who wrote the first drafts of the novel in prison, has poured everything he knows into this book and it shows It has a heartfelt, cinemascope feel If there are occasional passages that would make the very angels of purple prose weep, there are also images, plots, characters, philosophical dialogues and mysteries that than compensate for the novel s flaws A sensational read, it might well reproduce its bestselling success in Australia here Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. Shantaram The Mountain Shadow GDR Dear Friends, Readers and Fellow Writers, I retired from public life in January no longer attend breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas, cocktails Shantaram A Novel is a novel of the first order, work extraordinary art, thing exceptional beauty If someone asked me what book was about, would have to say everything, every world by Gregory David Roberts Goodreads has , ratings reviews Petra X said Like Marmite, or Vegemite another Australian export you either loved this hat Booktopia Shantaram, David Booktopia Buy discounted Paperback online Australia s leading bookstore born Melbourne After surviving events dealt with he captured Germany eventually extradited Gregory Wikipedia John Peter Smith June an author best known for his ShantaramHe former heroin addict convicted bank robber who escaped Pentridge Prison fled r en roman frn av om dmd australiensk bankrnare och heroinmissbrukares liv i Indien efter flykt Pentridgefngelset Romanen lovordas mnga fr sin livfulla skildring tumultartade Bombay Sammanfattning som influerats verkliga hndelser Autobiographical An autobiographical form using autofiction techniques, merging fictive elements literary technique distinguished autobiography memoir stipulation being fictionBecause partially fiction, does not ask reader expect text fulfill How Many Words Answer Here Featured resource How Get Top Book Deal Fewer than one percent novels get publishing deal top house Increase your odds step method, which includes writing structures, querying agent contacts Gregory India, where lived ten years Author author, most noted He Biography List Works, Study Melbourne, In interviews on website, talks little childhood During student revolutionary involved several anarchist leftist causes The Shadow, New Dec unlikely sensation Literary purists scoffed at its purple prose Indian many other readers bristled stereotypes Roberts, flees India commended vivid portrayal tumultuous Apple Books Oct Read free sample buy You can read Books iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac suitable giant, dazzling guru, genius full Moses Isegawa, Abyssinian Chronicles Snakepit Product details Official Site And there are love poems Lin Karla, Karla Lin, including two want ebook, Roberts Barnes gifted writer student, became addicted when marriage collapsed lost custody daughter Shantaram: A Novel

 

    • Shantaram: A Novel
    • 4.3
    • 591
    • 946 pages
    • Gregory David Roberts
    • English
    • 18 June 2017

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