Liked it, didn’t love it. It’s about an Indian driver-for-hire and how he got to where he is. A bit of a mystery/thriller; the story’s told in the form of letters to the Chinese Premier. Glad I read it, since it was an interesting diversion, but don’t think it’ll stay too much in my memory.
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It just might stay in your memory – last night we watched Slum Dog Millionaire and it reminded me of this book. i thought White Tiger was interesting – you’re right, not great but certainly entertaining.
I think the book is very contrived- it paints a fantastical picture of India. I am an Indian myself and I am yet to see a rickshaw puller who would not name his son( unlike what Adiga tells us);among other things!
I attempted a review of the book myself at http://www.book-review-circle.com/the-white-tiger-aravind-adiga.html
You are right Norma, both Slumdog Millionaire and The White Tiger seem to be making money off Indian poverty 🙂