Summer read: The White Tiger

This book, by Indian-Australian writer Aravind Adiga, is set in 2008 and describes the life of an angry driver who is planning to kill his rich employer.  It is phrased as a series of discursive letters to the premier of China, who is planning a visit to the city.  It starts in the driver’s childhood village of Laxmangarh, moves to Delhi, and finally to Bangalore.

Not a bad read.  It won a prize.  I recall finding that it dragged a little bit.  Apparently people of India were not thrilled about the prize, because the book focusses on some of the uglier aspects of Indian society.


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