Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

944 pages first pub 2003 (editions)

fiction contemporary travel adventurous reflective slow-paced
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So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel by Gregory David Roberts, set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teem...

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Community Reviews Summary of 6,682 reviews

Moods

adventurous 90%
reflective 59%
emotional 57%
dark 40%
inspiring 40%
tense 30%
challenging 28%
hopeful 27%
sad 25%
funny 19%
informative 18%
mysterious 18%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 3%

Pace

slow 45%
medium 44%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Character: 37% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8%

Average rating

4.06

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