[Book of the Month] Shantaram

MbM_BookOfTheMonth_Feb-2014The weekend is finally here folks! I hope you all have a fantastic one whatever your plans.

So one of the books I downloaded earlier in the week when discovering the kindle app, was Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, which I had in fact started last year whilst away on a rural retreat in Wales but never got round to finishing it. I’ve chosen it to be my book for the month of February – only appropriate seeing as we’re heading to India soon.

In a nutshell, it’s about an Australian convict who flees to India (much of the story is stemmed from real events that occurred to the author himself) and the book is commended for its vivid portrayal of the chaotic and turbulent underground life in Bombay where the male protagonist endures and experiences. It’s been a hit and miss for some readers so I’m determined to come up with my own verdict…..that is of course if I actually manage to finish the book this time! :)

So, what are you currently reading? xx

“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. I realised, somehow, through the screaming of my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn’t sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when it’s all you’ve got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make between hating and forgiving, can become the story of your life.” ― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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