Brings India to life within a crazy story

  • Book: Shantaram
  • Location: Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Author: Gregory David Roberts

Review Author: Isa



I really enjoyed this book. It’s completely mad but really good. I can imagine for a few readers it’s a bit much – I personally struggled with some of the philosophical mafia parts, but generally it was amazing. And so evocative of Mumbai. Nearly everyone I met on my travels in India had read it or was reading it.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition! Entries close 6th November

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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