I loved Shantaram but Mountain Shadow not so much. This book either had a poor editor or else the author ignored the editor's suggestions. It is pedantic in its philosophizing and the writing is overworked, with too many words taken straight from a thesaurus, too much purple prose and too many contrived literary devices that the flow of the narrative is weakened. I wish Mr. Roberts could just relax and believe in his natural ability as a writer. He did a wonderful job with Shantaram.
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