Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts

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I received this novel unsolicited from Suneel Gupta, who’s coming to work for Mozilla in a few months once he’s got the little matter of passing the bar exam out of the way.

I’m really, really glad he sent it. It’s a wonderful, sprawling, amazing sorta-semi-autobiographical novel about a protagonist who escaped incarceration in New Zealand to start a complicated underworld life in Mumbai. Great book, fun to read, thought provoking, and one that I’d never heard of before. Now that I’ve read it, I’m finding a lot of folks who mention it and have read it, which is significant, considering it’s 900 pages long.

Anyway, it’s terrific. Looking forward to the next book from Roberts.

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