Shantaram is a big and heavy book. It took me from September to January to finish this, not that I read everyday, but still, I tend to finish books faster. I didn't manage to read a lot at the time. However, it is one of the most amazing books I've ever read.It's not exactly fiction, and it's not exactly a biography, it's somewhere in the middle, which is one of the reasons this book is so amazing. It tells the beautiful story of a man running away from prison in New Zealand and going to India, and joining the Indian mafia. There is a lot of action in this book, and of course there is a love story to it all. Now, personally, the lovestory is what I love most about this book. It gives the ex-heroine-addict a chance to see life in a new way.This turned out ranty.