Yep … # 7.
Selfies are vainglory.
I love trains. Enjoyed my recent Seattle to Vancouver trip on Amtrak. Cost was about the same as fancy buses, about double Greyhound. Cheaper than the fast ferry Seattle to Vancouver.
I’m reluctant to take Amtrak mainly because of their horrible on-time performance.
My trip was about 5 minutes late. Not bad.
Amtrak promised me Wifi. It did’t work on that train. 😦
Brian had me try the Game. After several hours I finally won. Once.
I’ll never play again.
Canada is great. But the winter weather #sucks(™).
I’m off for a couple of weeks hiking. I’ve never visited New Mexico.
Kasha–Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
I booked with Delta. The same seat on the same flight is priced differently depending on which Code Share partner you book with. WestJet #sucks(™).
Roberts’ Shantaram (2003) is my favourite novel all time.
The Mountain Shadow – a sequel set 2 years later – was not published until 2015.
Like many others, I loved Shantaram, and so I approached this sequel with an equal mix of anticipation and trepidation. Could Gregory David Roberts repeat the magic? The short answer is no. This book isn’t nearly as good as Shantaram, and worse, it has the potential to make Shantaram seem worse in retrospect. But having said that, it’s not a total disaster either.
I agree with Julia and most other critics. I do not recommend The Mountain Shadow to anyone.
There are a few good scenes. Some interesting philosophical observations. But overall it’s a too long, messy ramble with no story line.
Roberts dropped out of public life in 2014.