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Book to read on beach: Shantaram

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Book to read on beach: Shantaram

If you're looking for a book to fill the long beach hours between breakfast and lunch and lunch and sundown then try Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.

It's 1000 pages long but a real page turner. Although it's based mainly in Mumbai it's a good novel to read whilst in Goa.

Take a look at the reviews on Amazon which give you an idea of the different opinions on the content and author's writing style; we really enjoyed it.

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1. Re: Book to read on beach: Shantaram

Can't agree more. It's a classic.

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I agree a fantastic read. Managed to read it in a week last year while in Goa. Past it on to several friends all of who have enjoyed.

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1000 pages, might end up paying excess baggage with that one.....lol

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Thanks janeywhit. My son bought me the book for Christmas. I was going to read it after my holiday but will bring it with me. Any excess baggage charges I'll forward to you.


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I bought the book at the airport and read 5 pages of it while I was away! I was too busy drinking, talking, snoozing etc. I agree though, it is a great book and I'm powering my way through it now.

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My son took it and said it's a really good book to read while in Goa.

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