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"Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts
« on: September 17, 2006, 03:51:13 pm »
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I'm in love... with a book.

"Shantaram" had me hooked from the first page. Since I read "Lord of the Rings" for the first time, no other book was able to do to me what "Shantaram" did. It has been written in a wonderful way, with very lively descriptions that allow you to see the scenery when you close your eyes. It's also an autobiography which gives it  just that little bit extra. I'm only half way down but I don't want it to end. I know I'm going to cherish this book and will probably read it every year, like I do with "Lord of the Rings'.

The movierights of "Shantaram" have been bought by Infinitum Nihil, the production company of Johnny Depp. I just can't wait for the movie.

Read it, before the movie comes out. Read it and fall in love...
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Re:"Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006, 03:39:46 am »
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It is a brilliant book. i think i read the first 3/4 of it in about a week and then my holidays ended and it took ages to finish! It's such a beautiful story and SO much happens! it's hard to believe that by meeting prabaker lin is given the opportunity to have soo many amazing experiences.
I only read this at Christmas time, and then i found out Gregory David Roberts had been doing heaps of book readings and stuff around the traps (he used to live in my city) but by the time i found this out he'd packed up and moved to India again to get ready for the movie i presume. I would have loved to meet him
I think the best part of the book is the persona it gives india! i'm desperate to go over there now... but a little scared at the same time.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 04:53:34 am »
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It's a pity that we seem to be the only two people interested in this book.

I agree, it is brilliant, I'm around page 600 now and I love it more and more. I wonder how they are going to turn this into a movie without leaving too much out. It's good that Gregory David Roberts is writing the script himself.

I hope you can still meet him after the movie. He seems like a great guy.

I would love to go to India as well though the poverty scares me a lot. I know people who have been there and they all said it's really bad in a city like Bombay.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 07:17:00 am »
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yeah. the poverty's bad, but i think it's good to be reminded of what you've got.
i just picked up my book to see where page 600 was. you're nearly up to my most hated part of the book  you've got so much story left! i thought it would be winding up by then. forgot just how long it was! hahaha
ah well it's such a rich story! i don't know how they'll make it into a movie either. though gregory's VERY descriptive so they can probably cut a lot out by showing it and having a bit of narration from johnny. I can't wait to here johnny doing the Aussie accent!

I'm a bit worried the film's not actually going to happen though.
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