Shanti Bloody Shanti

Shanti Bloody Shanti : An Indian Odyssey

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This is a raw, honest and amusing look at travelling through Asia and India. The true story of an Australian man on the run from himself, and a hit man, which sinks the reader into the swirling madness and paradoxical horror and beauty of India, portrayed without sentiment. Fleeing his shady Australian past, Aaron Smith travels to India and encounters a murder mystery, witnesses the tragic death of a friend, dodges terrorist attacks and a revolution and befriends a colourful cast of fellow characters fit for a Bollywood flick.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 22.86mm | 318g
  • Berkley, CA, United States
  • English
  • 1938901118
  • 9781938901119
  • 1,051,497

Review quote

"Visceral ...It's quite a trip." --Richard Aedy, "Life Matters", "ABC Radio" "Smith's tale is part travelogue, part psychedelic journey, part coming-of-age, and strangely engrossing." --"Publishers Weekly" "The narrative of this spiritual quest/drug-fueled odyssey is striking and even lyrical, and the tension builds rapidly to a haunting end." --Ravi Shenoy, "Library Journal" "A funny and enjoyable romp packed with traveller's tales that rings true." --Julian Swallow, "The Adelaide Advertiser" "At times as garish as a Bollywood flick and reminiscent of fellow Australian Gregory David Roberts' Indian adventure "Shantaram"." --"Publishers Weekly"
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About Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith is a journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including "Australian Geographic," "Diver," and "Outer Edge."
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Rating details

64 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 28% (18)
4 34% (22)
3 28% (18)
2 2% (1)
1 8% (5)
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