We had to include this book in our holiday reading list, as it’s one of the most frequently recommended by Intrepid travellers. And Lisa Connor is amongst those who give it the big thumbs up…
“My most favorite book ever is Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts. He was a heroin user and bank robber in the 1970s, escaped from an Australian prison and then went to Mumbai, India. This book is the story of his life there, from living in the slums, adventures with the Mafia, overland travel and more.
It has passion, romance, adventure, and philosophy! You will want to buy this book, as I underlined so many revelations from his life journeys. And it is 900 pages, so it continues. His description of India is so vivid you can almost smell the Mumbai streets. I have probably given at least 20 copies of this book as presents, so it comes highly recommended.”
You can check out other recommendations from Intrepid Express readers by clicking on the ‘books for your backpack’ travel theme in this blog.
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