Digging through my ebook reader's memory, I've stumbled upon book hitherto quite unknown to me, „Shantaram“ by Gregory David Roberts. So I've read it (that's what books are for, ain't them?). Well… It's one of the most impressing books that I have read recently (along with „Doctor Zhivago“). I will not retell it, read the Wikipedia or something if you want to know the plot (but what for? Don't spoil the reading!). But the book is great. Life, people, good people, good things in common people, war, (of course!) love… Modern literature without dirt, sex, drugs and violence on every other page. Book that gives you something to think about without showing off intelligence. If you heed my advice, read it.
Anyone who walks away from Shantaram untouched is either heartless or dead or both.
- Jonathan Carroll