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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
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Jul 31, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: modern-fiction

This is an exceptional, great book. Honestly its one of the most intriguing, engrossing stories I've read in quite some time. I really liked how it delved into what life is like for 99.9% of the population in India which is very much still under the caste system - especially for those who hail from "the Darkness."

The political statements in the end were thought-provoking and I usually don't like personal politics mixed with my reading (see my review of "American Lion"). It's really the Hindu point of view that I found so engrossing. It's not one I've heard from much thought that's begun to change both with this book and "Slumdog Millionnaire." BTW - this book is much more realistic and representative of Indian/Hindu society than that movie was so I've heard.

I read every night to help me fall asleep. I found that I was unable to fall asleep reading this book, I just kept turning the pages. The end is a bit of a shocker and well worth it.
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