by Gregory David Roberts | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349117543 Global Overview for this book
Registered by freesia of Perth City, Western Australia Australia on 11/27/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by freesia from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I devoured this book. It took a couple of days but the Bombay Roberts creates is so vibrant you can practically smell it. It's a fictionalised autobiography, but the life he's lived - escaping a maximum-security jail, becoming a slum doctor in India, learnign Hindi and Marathi, hugging bears, becoming a gangster and passport-faker and smuggling guns into Afghanistan ... it's just so rich, so full, so dramatic.

The characters are lovingly drawn - I laughed out loud at some of Prabaker's expressions. I really didn't want to say goodbye at the end of the book. I know Mira Nair is directing a film with Johnny Depp as the protagonist. I really hope it doesn't destroy my mental image of the story and the people!

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