12.10.2010

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The White TigerThe White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I liked this book...didn't love it, but liked it. It took me more than a month to read it, so I certainly wouldn't call it a page turner. While I felt it was well-written and interesting, I just never felt compelled to pick it up. As the jacket says, this is the story of Balram Halwai, a "Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer." It's told in first person from Balram's point of view and describes how he moved through these various stages of his life. The descriptions of India and the caste system left me feeling kind of depressed, and I could understand why Balram did what he did, but I never really sympathized with him.

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