The White Tiger
Publish date: 2009
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
How many people have to die to set one man free? Adiga pulls no punches in this story, written as a letter to the Chinese Premier Hu Jiaobau by a peasant-turner-driver-turned-entrepreneur. Our hero, haunted by his parents' deaths and the grinding poverty and loveless, crushing gestures of family lif...
I liked it...but I didn't love it. The book started slowly for me, so slow that I put it down again after a couple of chapters and didn't pick it up again for a whole YEAR! But today I tried again and finished the book in one day, finding the story intriguing and the pages fast flowing. I enjoyed pa...
There was a time when I stopped reading Indian novels. I just couldn’t read another sari&curry story about women and all their problems. All these books started to blend in my head into one behemoth of a novel. So when I read on the back of ‘White Tiger’ that "unlike almost another Indian novel you...
First sentence: “His Excellency Wen Jiabao, The Premier’s Office, Beijing, Capital of the Freedom-Loving Nation of China.”P. 99: “The landlords brought in trucks full of their own supporters in retaliation.”Last sentence: “Yours for ever, Ashok Sharma The White Tiger of Bangalore boss@whitetiger-tec...
Really liked they way this book started off. It's a nice read on probably the `real' India. The last few chapters it went a bit boring however and I could actually start to predict what would happen next (even though I'm really bad at that normally :-)).Anyway, after all it's a very nice book if you...