shantaram

I recently started reading Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts after hearing some glowing reviews from a lot of people.  I am not too far in yet (page 158 of 933 – yikes!) but so far I am very impressed by the writing.  A sample:

I clenched my teeth against the stars.  I closed my eyes.  I surrendered to sleep.  One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow.  But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again.  Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them.  And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you.

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2 thoughts on “shantaram

  1. I have always described that book to people as one that made me see, hear, taste and feel every single thing he describes…just reading that gives me chills – I think I will read the book again this summer.

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