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Gregory David Roberts

Author of Shantaram

11+ Works 7,919 Members 247 Reviews 10 Favorited

About the Author

Gregory David Roberts is the author of The Mountain Show which made the Australian Best Seller List 2015. (Bowker Author Biography)

Series

Works by Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram (2003) 7,414 copies, 232 reviews
The Mountain Shadow (2015) 461 copies, 10 reviews
Shantaram Part 2 (2006) 15 copies, 1 review
The Spiritual Path (2021) 7 copies
Shantaram 1 copy

Associated Works

The Best Australian Stories 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 22 copies

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Long book about India in Name that Book (July 2011)

Reviews

Besides the questionable philosophy and the overly floral poetry it’s a great story filled with interesting characters, the most interesting being Bombay herself
 
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iamnader | 231 other reviews | Jul 6, 2024 |
After reading other reviews (particularly Adina's one :-)), I'm changing my mind: it goes from 4 to 3 stars.

It's true it's an addictive book, you want to know what happens. But it's just such an ego trip: me me me. The main character is rather annoying and so is bloody Karla. There way too many sentences aimed to be quoted and the fights are, well, rather unbelievable.

On the positive side, there are so many lovely characters. Also all the details about the culture, India in general and the city in particular.… (more)
 
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SergioRuiz | 231 other reviews | Apr 30, 2024 |
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.… (more)
 
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pfreis86 | 231 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
Very well written but subject matter didn’t hold my interest
 
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ChristineMiller47 | 231 other reviews | Jan 9, 2024 |

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Works
11
Also by
1
Members
7,919
Popularity
#3,062
Rating
4.1
Reviews
247
ISBNs
132
Languages
25
Favorited
10

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