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Shantaram (2003)

por Gregory David Roberts

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"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."

An escaped convict with a false passport, Lin flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of Bombay, where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter the city's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.
As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power.
Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas??this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart.… (mais)

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Gregory David Roberts nasceu em Melbourne, Austrália, sendo Shantaram a sua obra mais aclamada. Condenado a uma pena de dezanove anos por uma série de assaltos à mão armada, escapou da Prisão Pentridge. Durante a fuga viveu dez anos em Bombaim, onde fundou uma clínica gratuita para pessoas carenciadas, e onde trabalhou como falsificador, contrabandista, traficante de armas, e soldado de rua às ordens de um dos ramos da máfia de Bombaim. Recapturado, cumpriu a sua sentença, após a qual estabeleceu uma bem-sucedida empresa de multimédia. Roberts é atualmente escritor a tempo inteiro e vive em Bombaim.
  pfreis86 | Feb 23, 2024 |
Very well written but subject matter didn’t hold my interest ( )
  ChristineMiller47 | Jan 9, 2024 |
A very distinctive read. This is described as a novel, though it appears to be highly autobiographical - which frankly is extraordinary. Essentially it's the story of an escaped convict who flees from Australia and winds up in Bombay (and is quickly dubbed Lin). Falling in love with the city, he accumulates a wide and diverse set of friends. This actually feels like two books smooshed together - one is a heartwarming comedy of Lin's friendship with some of Bombay's lowest classes, and his time living and working in a Bombay slum; the second is of Lin's increasing involvement with the Bombay mafia (with considerable moral ambiguity). Both are fine and interesting (and, perhaps surprisingly, pretty convincing) but they sit together a little uneasily.

On the downside, the writing sometimes draws attention to itself a bit - an obscure word may be rolled out when a more common word would do. It's almost as if the writer wishes to demonstrate his erudition (possibly to counter preconceptions due to his criminal activities). And the passages devoted to matters of the heart are best got through quickly.

In addition, the book ends a little arbitrarily. There are many loose ends, and several events which would have delieverd more closure. Still, at more than 900 pages it's not as if you feel short changed.

One of the best things about the book is the author's delight in and devotion to India. He really explores a much wider spectrum of India society than most people ever would (foreign or, I venture, Indian). His enthusiasm is evident and infectious (and, I have no doubt, sincere).

So a really fascinating novel. It's a little ungainly in some ways, and ends up provoking a confusion of emotions. But in all that lends an air of it being a story that the author had to tell, which, in the end, is pretty endearing. ( )
  thisisstephenbetts | Nov 25, 2023 |
Still in 2 minds about this book. It's an epic story of an Australian who has escaped from a vicious Aussie jail, and ended up in India. Over the next decades he lives in a slum, becomes a middle ranking mafia man, junkie and ends up fighting in the mountains of Afghanistan. Meanwhile he meets many colourful characters, who teach him many things, some he doesnt learn that quickly.

As a fictional story this is a bit farfetched but interesting. However there is the nagging thought that this is supposed to be a true-ish story (about the author's own life). Whilst he/the story tries to come off as "deep" ultimately he comes off as very shallow. He develops unquestioning friendships (bordering on adoration) with people who ultimately betray him. He discards those good people in his life with apparent ease in order to move himself onwards within the mafia world (only to be betrayed by the people he worships and losing the good people around him). ( )
  nordie | Oct 14, 2023 |
Here's what I wrote in 2009 about this read: "Wow, this autobiographical novel packs a *HUGE* punch, and even more so as a follow-up read to Chandra's Patriot Games. Roberts' personal story is almost bigger than life, and he credits India, especially Mumbai, with redeeming him. Tons of info about him and the novel online. Will Johnny Depp really make into a movie??" P.S. He never did author Apple+ did run at least one season as of 2023. ( )
  MGADMJK | Jul 31, 2023 |
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"Get things moving with this sprawling epic about an ex-bankrobber making a new life for himself in the poverty-stricken slums of Bombay."
adicionada por bookfitz | editarThe Independent, Ella Berthoud (Feb 20, 2016)
 
The book is full of vibrant characters.
adicionada por cattriona | editarThe Washington Post, Carole Burns (Aug 8, 2011)
 
"A sensational read, it might well reproduce its bestselling success in Australia here."
adicionada por bookfitz | editarPublishers Weekly (Aug 23, 2004)
 
"Roberts is a sure storyteller, capable of passages of precise beauty, and if his tale sometimes threatens to sprawl out of bounds and collapse under its own bookish, poetic weight, he draws its elements together at just the right moment."
adicionada por bookfitz | editarKirkus Reviews (Aug 1, 2004)
 
'Shantaram': Bombay or Bust
 

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"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."

An escaped convict with a false passport, Lin flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of Bombay, where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter the city's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.
As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power.
Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas??this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart.

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