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Has Anyone Considered Reading it Twice????

Posted by G811 - Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

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I loved the book. Totally transformational and empowering.

I am considering to read it again. Is this crazy?

Has anyone read it more than once????

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Posted by G829 - Sunday, August 16th, 2009

It is long but I've read it twice. It's worth it. It is always interesting rereading a novel like that with the foreknowledge of what will come. It's a great book.

Posted by G832 - Monday, August 17th, 2009

I am re-reading the novel at present. I also go through books very quickly the first time and then go back and savour the details. It's a brilliant book and I think I will go through it again - highligting some of the thought provoking quotes.

Posted by G835 - Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

I turned straight back to the first page when I had read the last!

Posted by G845 - Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

oh yes!!

Posted by G846 - Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

i mean oh yes i'd absolutely read it again,
not oh yes you are crazy : ) : )

Posted by G914 - Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Thats strange because I was just thinking of doing that!! The book is just brilliant well worth a second read.

Posted by G939 - Sunday, October 04th, 2009

i have!! second time ws even better

Posted by G966 - Wednesday, October 14th, 2009


While I am still less than halfway through, I can understand the desire to read it again. Having marked passages, it is such a quotable, magnificent read. Velean

Posted by G986 - Sunday, October 18th, 2009

read it again

But I have waited 3 years to do so it can be fresh again!

Posted by G1095 - Thursday, December 03rd, 2009

i gonna read it in dutch very soon again

no i dont think its crazy to read it again! its so full with stories, i guess if one reads it once again its just fun again!i for myself gonna read it next time in dutch, thats a challenge too.

Posted by G1238 - Tuesday, January 05th, 2010

Make or finish the Shantaram film.

I read it twice. It's an amazing story. When the book first came out I told a friend about it. She read it, bought 5 copies and gave them to friends!

I wanted to buy the rights because I knew they would make a film from the book. Alas, I don't have that

sort of wealth, but if I did, I would invest in it in a flash. I just wish they would get on with it and do the film.

Depp will be perfect of the Gregory part.

Steve G. in CT.

Posted by G1261 - Saturday, January 09th, 2010

Yes, oh yes

I have just finished reading Shantaram and immediately turned to the first page to read again, I just didn't want it to end.

Posted by G1434 - Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Reading shantaram twice

After 5 years since the first read, I was surprized how much I enjoyed the book again, but try listing to the Audiobook on IPod, a wonderful voice and a soothing story to listen to!

Posted by G4491 - Thursday, August 05th, 2010


The audio version was great!

Posted by G3412 - Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Read it three times

As an ardent Indophile, I have read this marvelous book three times and will probably read it on an annual basis. I can only hope that the movie is as thrilling as the book. A digression: Russell Crowe as Lin; Johnny Depp as Didier and Helen Bonham Carter as Karla.

Posted by G3578 - Friday, June 04th, 2010

I've read ShantaramTHREE times...

This is my absolute favorite book of all time (and I am a voracious reader). I'm almost done reading it right now, for the third time. Each time I read it, I find something new that I missed before. New knowledge, a new wisdom, a beautiful new envisioned thought... I am so in love with this book, I know I will read it again and again. It touches me profoundly... not so much the action the book is famous for, but for the wisdom that comes from each action Linbaba was involved in. The man learned from his experiences, which is what most of us want as we live our lives... but he went further in that he shared his wisdoms with the world. I love him for that and am so eternally grateful. ~Mari

Posted by G4490 - Thursday, August 05th, 2010

Re-Read YES!

Interesting you should ask. I just finished the book in audio - and I bought a hard cover version to re-read and the soft cover to mark up and take notes.

Posted by G4728 - Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

read it 5 times so far, love the book, bloody amazing, my copy so far has been to more countrys than i have, kinda jealous

Posted by G4896 - Friday, September 10th, 2010

Re-reading is a must for this novel!

All too often we hear of hugely popular books being instant classics. But, it's the books that stand the test of time which bear the proper standard of "classic". This novel will stand on shelves next to volumes such as "Gone with the Wind" or Dicken's "Tale of Two Cities", emotionally impacting tales such as "The Yearling", or picturesque epics such as Michner's "Hawaii" or "Tales of the South Pacific."Have I personally re-read it? Lost count. I use specific paragraphs to send to friends when the proper moment arises. It has been years since I discovered a book that had as many insights into humanity stored in one place. Perhaps as a bit of hyperbole, it's as if the lessons of the Bible were made modern.

Posted by G5109 - Monday, October 04th, 2010

Hi I'm Amy-Louise, Shantaram is my favourite book and i have read it 8 times, i recommend it to everyone, and anyone i meet. As does my mother who introduced it to me.

Posted by G5146 - Friday, October 08th, 2010

Read it Again

Read it twice!!, I have read it three times and willread it again.

Hef, Wales UK

Posted by G5157 - Saturday, October 09th, 2010

No - but Iam going to, if I can remember who I lent my copy to!

Posted by G5464 - Thursday, November 04th, 2010

Incredible Read

Finished it 1 week ago and started ahain on it today. Cannot stop being in this book!!! the second read is showing even more believe it or not

Posted by G5481 - Saturday, November 06th, 2010

On my fourth read...yes it is well worth it.

I'm on my fourth read. Actually I love the audio book and have downloaded it to my MP3 player. I am obsessed with this book.

Posted by G5634 - Friday, November 19th, 2010

I've read it four times, and get something new out of it every time. This is one I'll keep for ever.

Posted by G5718 - Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Reading Once

Reading once, reading twice, reading a third, SOLD!

Posted by G5743 - Friday, November 26th, 2010


I have the audio book on my ipod. listened to it 3 times so far.

Posted by G5786 - Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Shantaram - reading it twice

I'm 1/2 way thru my 4th reading... love it!

Posted by G5942 - Wednesday, December 08th, 2010

yes I want to read it again too! You are not crazy.

Posted by G5948 - Thursday, December 09th, 2010

Shantaram twice?

Read it once and listened to it on audiobook once, 2nd time on CD was even better, go for it!

Posted by G6647 - Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

My good friend has read it 4 times :)


Posted by G7084 - Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

not at all crazy! ive read it twice!

Posted by G7099 - Friday, February 25th, 2011

read 3 times :-)

Posted by G7367 - Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Shantaram, a novel to read and re-read

I am. Definitely. It is a must. I am enjoying it more the second time around.

Posted by G7431 - Saturday, April 30th, 2011

I am 72 and have read all my life. Thousands of books. Never have I reread one right away but with Shantaram I turned immediately back to the first page and started over. When I reached the end the first time I felt as if I was losing an old and dear friend. Bought the book for 50 cents at a thrift store. Best buy I ever made in my life. Best book I have ever read in my life.

Posted by G7449 - Thursday, May 05th, 2011

I loved it SO much, really a page turner. I've red it twice and is currently reading it a third time.Having lived in India I relate very much to many, many descriptions.Absolutely love the book.

Posted by G8348 - Saturday, May 12th, 2012

I read it then got the audio book to listen to in the car on the way to work. I'm now listening to it for the third time. Every time I listen to the audio book i get some new little jewel from the writing. The narrator is amazing as well. Its a great combination of philosophy, theology, love story, action, history, travel, suspense and consciousness with a spectacular narrator and the beautiful written word which makes it hard to stop listening. When i get to my destination. Sometimes I sit in the car in front of my house because i just need to listen to a few minutes more.


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