Saturday, December 13

Shantaram

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I know, I know. It's been a few years since Shantaram debuted, but I just finished reading it this week. And yes, it's one of my favorite books of its kind. Any kind, actually.

More than the Papillon-esque storyline, I loved GDR's style of writing. Some of his quotes, much like Rushdie's, were like appreciating wine: you swirl them around in your eyes, inhale their scent with your mind, swirl them again in your thoughts and swallow them into your being till you're intoxicated beyond rescue.

One of my favorite quotes of all time is:
The lies we tell ourselves are the ghosts that haunt the empty house of midnight.
*hic*

3 comments:

  1. Mine is:

    "Sometimes you have to do the wrong things for the right cause..."

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  2. You like it better than: "The past reflects eternally between two mirrors - the bright mirror of words and deeds, and the dark one, full of things we didn't do or say." ?

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  3. You like it better than: "The past reflects eternally between two mirrors - the bright mirror of words and deeds, and the dark one, full of things we didn't do or say." ?

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