The Mountain Shadow Question #22--Compare Both Books

The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts

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The Mountain Shadow Question #22--Compare Both Books

Unread postby fireflydances » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:36 pm

Shantaram and The Mountain Shadow are very different books, even though both focus on the same small set of individuals. Imagine you are introducing each book to a new reader. Putting aside any editorial concerns we might have about The Mountain Shadow, how do these two books differ? What encouragement would you give your reader friend? What will you take away from your reading of Roberts two tales?

We had to wait a good amount of time for Roberts' second book. Do you think that Roberts' second tale gave us a necessary further look into Lin's life? Has reading The Mountain Shadow changed your sense of what Roberts intended in his expansive and deep tour of Mumbai and surroundings?
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The Mountain Shadow Question #22--Compare Both Books

Unread postby Liz » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:51 am

The Mountain Shadow cannot compare with Shantaram. Shantaram was an epic. It was beautifully written. It had colorful characters. I did not feel that way about The Mountain Shadow. It was almost like it had two different authors. And our discussion of Shantaram was probably our best discussion ever on ONBC.
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