Shantaram is one of those books so many have read and loved. Check out our meetup about that book here: http://www.meetup.com/Joburg-Connect/events/115443372/.
Time to do the sequel and see what story unfolds next!
Read here if you want to: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25246584-the-mountain-shadow/
I have scheduled this book to be discussed 9 months later - simulating giving birth to another Big Book Read - to allow enough of us different types of readers adequate time to read it, being 900 pages. You can even read Shantaram and this one if you are keen on following this story and still be finished in time for this meetup.
We usually met up in a park and shared snacks while discussing the book and answering questions from the publisher that were made available to the public.
Let's see who is interested and eager to read the next instalment. Any inputs or questions around this meetup will be welcomed - simply post below.