While I was in Australia my uncle told me about a book titled: Shantaram.

The book is almost 1000 pages, and I couldn’t put it down. I am currently halfway through it, but it is more difficult that I am back in Japan working.

The book is about a man who was on drugs and was arrested for armed robbery and sent to prison in Melbourne, Australia. He managed to escape and first went to New Zealand, followed by India.

The book is mostly about his life in India, how he lived in a slum and opened a medical clinic, spent time in an Indian prison and how he worked for the Indian mafia.

I think I may have to wait for my next holiday to finish it.

Shantaram : A Novel