I saw this in my local bookshop and got so excited. I have been waiting for this book for years as Ioved Shantaram. This book continues the story of Lin a few years after the first book ends. Shantaram is loosely based on Gregory David Roberts life - he fled prison and escaped to Mumbai where he did live in the slums and have a drug addition. He did recover from this addition with the help of an Indian family. However although there are some real events in the book and it reads like a autobiography Roberts claims it is a fiction and that characters are based on almagamations of people and events he has witnessed over his lifetime. In other words it's fiction and good fiction at that.

 The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts

The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts

I blame my sister in law for not telling me it was out earlier - she bought me Shantaram as a gift. However like Shantaram this book weights a ton and  is long so I'll be getting this one on kindle!  

 

Happy reading everyone