I just read a fun book titled Jane Austen Book Club that I highly recommend. If you are even a slight Austen fan I think you'll really enjoy this quick read. It is so clever how the author interweaves or projects Austen plots onto members of the Austen book club.
Hmm... I just finish reading a fantastic book called "Shantaram". It tells the story of Gregory David Roberts, writen by himself, a human rights activist/writer turned junkie/armed robber who managed a fantastic escape from one of Australia's top security prisions in the early 80s. He chose India for his exile and the books tells his journey over there. He lived in the slums, where he ran a free health clinic, got involved with the local mafia and even fought in Afghanistan war. It's an amazing book, which gives the reader great insight into Indian's culture, friendship and love, and it's in the works to become a movie with Johnny Depp playing Roberts.
Roberts' website is www.shantaram.com and if you're thinking about reading the book, do NOT read the "Your Say" section, for there are lots of spoillers.
Ah, one more thing, it's 900+ pages long! Have fun! #banana1#
Thanks to Nana's recommendation, I'm now sleep-deprived due to the book, The Last Jew by Noah Gordon. It tells the story of a young Spanish Jew, Yonah, during the opening days of the Spanish Inquisition (1492). Except for the real, historical characters of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella and Torquemada, the main subjects of the story are fictitious but could have existed. Orphaned by the Inquisition, Yonah struggles to survive by his wits, on the run, having all kinds of experiences and meeting all kinds of friends and foes.
If you like historical fiction and love to lose yourself in a great story, I recommend this book. I can't wait to read what happens next... Thanks again, Nana!
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