Teaser Tuesday- Shantaram, again


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! ;)

    I sat alone, on a boulder that was larger a flatter than most, and I smoked a cigarette.  I smoked in those days because, like everyone else in the world who smokes, I wanted to die at least as much as I wanted to live.

    Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, Chapter 18

    Cover ImageThis is listed as being in pre-production, with Johnny Depp cast as the lead.  The man described in the above teaser.

    So, whatcha readin’?

    21 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday- Shantaram, again

    1. Kim says:

      What a sad teaser. I can not imagine being so full of hopelessness that I didn’t care whether I lived or died. Sounds like an emotional book.
      *happy Tuesday*

      Emotional in a good way.

    2. Kaye says:

      I do love the cover but . . . Is the book depressing? Are you enjoying it?

      Here is my teaser

      It is eye opening, but not necessarily depressing. I am loving it.

    3. Lisa says:

      Great teaser! Sounds like a perfect role for Johnny Depp too. He does brooding well.

      I think Johnny Depp can do anything and I think it will be a challenge. He’s an Australian in India. And it is based on a real person!

    4. Wendi B says:

      What a thought provoking teaser. I love Johnny Depp – don’t always like his roles, but he generally does a very good job. This almost sounds like a memoir.

      Here’s my Teaser from The Ten Year Nap! ~ Wendi

      It is a fiction/memoir and it was written in prison. Stay tuned for the review (although I’m only halfway through).
      And I totally agree with you about Johnny Depp!

    5. Bellezza says:

      What a fascinating thought regarding smoking. I hope it doesn’t apply to my son, who picked up the habit two years ago in high school! 😉

      I think teenagers like to thumb their noses at authority. Maybe he’s rebelling against death 😉

    6. Staci says:

      That teaser has been wondering…and then I saw your note about Johnny Depp!! OOOH!! can’t wait for this!

      I am sure that Johnny will do it justice 🙂

    7. JLS Hall says:

      Yes, it does sound like a great role for Johnny Depp. But then, what isn’t? He’s pretty versatile. And those are great teasers.

      I could pretty much watch Johnny Depp in anything, but this book is good and I’m looking forward to seeing in on film.

    8. Jo-Jo says:

      After reading this book I think that Johnny Depp would be perfect in this role. I think I would like to read this again someday, as the writing was just so beautiful, page after page. I can’t say that about many books. Great teaser!

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