|Originally posted by Trancer-X |
Wow! 700+ pages, there must have been some seriously detailed complexity in that story line. Do you remember how deep in the book you read before he escaped from jail in Australia? Just curious.
If I didn't have a stack of about 7 books already I would probably pick this up. I wish there were more hours in a day! Damn it!!!
The book starts when he arrives in Bombay, he only talks about how he escaped the Australian jail briefly when he is being tortured and starved to death in Aurthur Road Prison in India.
The complexity is absolutely amazing, it reads like fiction because he is such an amazing writer, it would be impossible for anyone to go into that much detail if it was made up.
It doesn't get bogged down in detail either, the perfect balance. While reading this book i was living inside a slum in Bombay, fighting the Soviets with the Mujahadeen in Afgahnistan, working for the Bombay Mafia, I now know the ins and outs of international passport forgery
get this book, it stands out amongst the hundreds of 5 star books i've ever read, i lost my social life while reading it aswell haha, couldn't put it down