Wednesday, March 18, 2009


"The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga is the best darned novel I've read in many years.

The author, born in India, educated at Columbia and Oxford, won the Man Booker Prize last year for this debut work. He lives in Mumbai.

The book is hilariously funny and stunning.

It smashes the simple-minded exoticism usually given to India by non-Indians. Gone are the saffron and rose blossoms. What takes their place is what makes this book so readable and arresting.

1 comment:

Gary said...

Thanks for the tip David. I am such an avid reader that I have always said that if I won the Lotto, I would purchase a Book Store. I figure that I would be blind within 3 years! I will see if I can pick it up somewhere.