Shantaram: A Novel

Shantaram: A Novel

A big, sprawling, beautifully written semi-autobiographical novel about the author's real-life experiences as he escapes prison in Australia, seeks refuge in Bombay, opens a free medical clinic, and joins the Indian mob. A great adventure story w/some sparkling insights about life. Not for those who are not willing to commit to a longer read. Personally, I think the only novels worth the time tend to be epics, but that is just me.