I recently picked Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Its my habit to pick 1-2 best-sellers every month and read them.

Shantaram is a first-time write and is a huge one, more than 900 pages. I am still going through it but thought mention a snippet of which i would like to share with you all.

This is where Lin (The character who narrates his expriences) talks with Karla about her friend(Ulla). This is Karla describing her

"..She would have done anything for him.Some women are like that.Some loves are like that.Most loves are like that, for what I see. Your heart likes to feel like an over-crowded lifeboat. You throw your pride out to keep it afloat, and your self-respect and your independence. After a while you start throwing people out - yoru friends, everyone you used to know. And it's still not enough. The lifeboat is still sinking and you know its going to take you down with it. I've seen that happen to a lot of girls here. I think that's why i am sick of love.

I could not tell if she was talking about herself, or pointing the words at me. Either way, they were sharp and i didnt want to hear them "

The book is about (as i read on the cover says) selt-titled character's life in India especially in Bombay

. The city i love so much.
Will keep you updating.


Bright-Eyes said...

I may have to look for that book. I love the sound of that paragraph. It really struck a chord with me. I have a friend going through that right now. I hardly ever hear from her because she has a boyfriend. She had abandoned our friendship in the most obvious, and hurtful way.

Yogesh Jangam said...

thanks Brigth Eyes.
Same think happened with me.
I was so amazed that how simple yet it is...
I have seen happen it so many times.

The nove i had finished. and i would recommend it.
Please go ahead, but it and read it.
Its not a Paulo Coelho.but it is the way life goes and has a nice story with it...

milktea said...

shantaram is a very good book. I'm looking forward for the film version of it.

Rupz said...

hi yogesh ,
this is rupa (dnc ) . I read the para u posted from the book Shantaram . the book really seems to be good .I have to lay my hands on it somehow .

thanks .