I was 18 when I read Shantaram. Mesmerized by the multi layered plot, the richness of the characters, and totally in love with the details of the streets of Bombay, I devoured the novel, within weeks. There were chapters I read and re-read because they spoke to me of the raw texture of human condition, of freedom, and also about fitting in.
Shantaram was always special. And now it has been made into a series on Apple TV! We know what happens next 🙂