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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
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Nov 26, 11

bookshelves: abuse, corruption, india, book-club-adult, crime
Recommended to June by: book club
Recommended for: Crime, political readers, book club
Read in November, 2011, read count: 1

This wasn't a pleasant read, and I don't know that I would say I enjoyed or liked it. However, there were spots that just grabbed me and it seemed an appropriate read given today's politics.

p. 6 “it’s true that all these gods seem to do awfully little work – much like our politicians – and yet keep winning reelection to their golden thrones in heaven, year after year.

p. 9 “Entrepreneurs are made from half-baked clay.”

There was also a very vivid image on pgs. 73-74 of his brother thinner and darker, and Balram feeling as if they had served him the flesh from his brother's own body on his plate.

p. 74 "I couldn't stop thinking of Kishan's body. They were eating him alive in there! They would do the same thing to him that they did to Father - scoop him out from the inside and leave him weak and helpless, until he got tuberculosis and died on the floor of a government hospital..."
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