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The Mountain Shadow Paperback

4.1 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408701626
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408701621
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 5 x 23.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
With Shantaram being my favourite novel that I've read and after waiting 5 years for this book I was mildly disappointed. To me it seemed that Roberts was trying too hard to fulfill the literary beauty that he achieved in Shantaram. The character development seemed to be lost in the Mountain Shadow and I struggled to connect with most of the characters. There were too many drawn out attempts at metaphors, similes not to mention the heavy philosophical spin this book had, I just felt that Roberts lost the purpose / meaning of this story somewhere along the way and was unsure of himself / those around him which to me seemed to distract him from what he was hoping to achieve.

Despite my 3 star rating, this book is still worth a read and gives a great depiction of the political complexities of Bombay / India in this period. I did enjoy many of the characters from Shantaram who remained in Roberts' life after the Khaderbai days and it did give me that nostalgic feeling of being on the road myself just having this book in my hands.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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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Format: Hardcover
The Mountain Shadow contains some fine writing but far far often I was left asking what the point of its existence really is. At best, it felt like an expansion pack to a great story and at worst, meandering and self-indulgent fan fiction. Would recommend to only great fans of Shantaram but personally i found the further exploration of all the characters ruined their mystery and did little to entice me to them further. Also at 873 pages, it could have used a bit more editing.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you read Shantaram, there is no chance you won't enjoy this book. Many gems of wisdom, emotional depth, and an all around satisfying read.

I am happy to say this book comfortably stands in the massive shadow set by shantaram.
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I ADORE Gregory David Roberts work and couldn't wait to get my hands on The Mountain Shadow (even pre-ordering). It did NOT disappoint and had me captivated from the first page. It's getting a coveted spot on my bookshelf right next to Shantaram. Here's hoping the Author writes more... asap! xo
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Wonderful. The second half of Shantaram. Finished the story for us.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am still not finished the book, but I am thoroughly enjoying it. I was so excited when I looked down at the table at the book store and saw that the author actually wrote another book! I thought it would never happen. Shantaram is one of my all time reads. It's both so spiritual and violent at the same time and filled with love. A hard combination. I strongly recommend.
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I loved his first book and could not wait for this one to be published. We went to India after reading Shantaram. The book helped us appreciate India even more. Although was disappointed visiting Leopolds - nothing like I imagined. You really need to read these books in order. I enjoyed this book - not quite as much as the first book but a great read.
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