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    Default Shantram - Anyone read it? Supposedly an awesome book...

    A friend was asking for book recommendations and a few people responded that Shantram was an amazing book. Anyone read it? Otherwise, sounds to come on good recommendations

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    Awesome Awesome AWESOME book!

    A must read

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    I couldn't get into it. I tried twice but gave up.

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    Default Shantram - Anyone read it? Supposedly an awesome book...

    I loved it. Definitely one of those books that stays with you IMO, and is great to read and reread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eutra_phalia View Post
    I really enjoyed it...it's a great story. Apparently there's a movie in the works.
    Yeah, Johnny Depp purchased the movie rights or something! Few years ago now however, so I hope it is still going to go ahead!

    I read that they were waiting for the author to finish his current novel which was a sequel to Shantaram!?!

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    Yep, I read it for my Book Club. Had to speed read in three nights so suffice to say, I don't remember too much of the detail other than that it was brill.

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    I loved it too. Amazing story.

    I loved Water for Elephants too (just don't watch the movie because its such a letdown). I love Geraldine Brooks - Year of Wonders and People of the Book. Both among the best books I've ever read

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    It's on my list and I've heard really good things about it so I can't wait to get started.

    I loved water for elephants too.

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    Default Shantram - Anyone read it? Supposedly an awesome book...

    What's this book about?

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    An Australian man who is a convicted bank robber. Escapes from prison and flees to India. The book is predominantly about his life in India. Its based on a true story

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    Default Shantram - Anyone read it? Supposedly an awesome book...

    Yep, another one who enjoyed it

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    Default Shantram - Anyone read it? Supposedly an awesome book...

    Ah yes I have this book. Bought it while we travelled in India. Boy it's written very well, India is exactly as its described! Think I have read it about 6 times. Is there really going to be a movie???

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    Amazing book, first chapter a bit slow but after that its a total page turner. Apparently he wrote it in prison twice from memory as the manuscript was taken from him the first couple of versions. I would reccomend for sure!

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