Monday, December 8, 2008

Books: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

We've been hearing a lot about The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, winner of the Man Booker Prize, and for once we agree with what we've heard about it.  This book has exceeded our expectations, and we devoured it nearly as quickly as we devour Dingos.  

Balram, an Indian chauffeur, writes a letter over the course of seven days to a Chinese minister who is searching information about entrepreneurs.  So Balram sends him the story of how he became a driver in the first place for a rich Indian from America. Balram got his own break when he murdered his master, stole a large sum of money, and finally started his own taxi business in Bangalore.

Quick vote: This book was lyric and beautiful, an Indian Crime and Punishment. We highly recommend it!

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