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The White Tiger They remain slaves because they can t see what is beautiful in this world That s the truest thing anyone said Even as a boy I could see what was beautiful in the world I was destined not to stay a slave The White Tiger is a grim, biting, unsubtle look at 21st Century India, stuck in the mire of a corrupt, cynical past, and debauching and slaughtering its way into a corrupt and cynical future, told by a working class fellow who, through ambition, intelligence, and a willingness to be utterly They remain slaves because they can t see what is beautiful in this world That s the truest thing anyone said Even as a boy I The perfect companion piece to Slumdog Millionaire, and if you didn t like that movie, you won t like this book for the same reasons It s a no nonsense bulldozing mordant splenetic jackhammer of a story written as a tough slangy 300 page fast reading monologue It s a novel of information, not art It tells you all about modern India with a traditional rags to riches fable Our hero murders his employer unapologetically, and that s how he gets his riches This is not rocket science This is sma The perfect companion piece to Slumdog Millionaire, and if you didn t like that movie, you won t like this book for the same reasons It s a no nonsense bulldozing mordant splenetic jackhammer of a story written as a tough slangy 300 page fast reading monologue It s a novel of information, not art It tells you all about modern India with a traditional rags to riches fable Our hero murders his employer unapologetically, and that s how he gets his riches This is not rocket science This is smashing a guy over the head with a broken bottle of Johnny Walker I m not sure what I expected going into this book but it wasn t really this The book was very tongue in cheek and I could completely sympathize with our narrator even at the end The idealistic part of me was a little horrified and upset by a lot of it but I think it s pretty realistic and really made me think about the servant master dynamic in a way I hadn t considered before I m just torn about whether to rate it four stars or five because the ending felt a little anticlimactic but at the s I m not sure what I expected going into this book but it wasn t really this The book was very tongue in cheek and I could completely sympathize with our narrator Well the stories of murderers and psychopaths are generally like cakes to most of us and i am no exception I either love such protagonists or hate them whole heartedly Coming to Balaram, the situation is different I had never felt anything for him even after reading 300 pages I didn t even hate him and I was completely indifferent towards him mainly because I felt that his character is artificial and inconsistent Every time I read a cynical work or a satire I feel that I have become a bit Well the stories of murderers and psychopaths are generally like cakes to most of us and i am no exception I either love such protagonists or hate them whole heartedly Coming to Balaram, the situation is different I had never felt anything for him even after reading 300 pages I didn t even hate him and I was completely indifferent towards him mainly because I felt that his character is artificial and inconsistent Every time I read a cynical work or a satire I feel that I have become a bitintelligent But coming to White Tiger, the situation is again different I don t think I have become intelligent by reading the book s take on corruption and class inequalities in India Though I didn t like the book much, the one thing I really liked about it is the author s keen observations and it is the only thing which kept me going In my view I don t think his social commentary on Contemporary India comes as surprising to any Indian Maybe Westerners may find it interesting reading This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Balram Halwai grew up in the Darkness the immense swath of rural India where the poor vastly outnumber the rich and where the right of the rich to oppress the poor is rarely questioned.By dint of his intelligence and ambition, he becomes the No 2 driver to a local landlord nicknamed The Stork, and when he discovers the No 1 driver has been hiding a secret, is able to displace him and eventually move to Delhi with the landlord s Westernized son, Mr Ashok, and his modern wife, Pinky Madam.Qu Balram Halwai grew up in the Darkness the immense swath of rural India where the poor vastly outnumber the rich and where the right of the rich to oppress the poor is rarely questioned.By dint of his intelligence and ambition, he becomes the No 2 driver to a local landlord nicknamed The Stork, and when he discovers the No 1 driver has been hiding a secret, is able to displace him and eventually move to Delhi with the landlord s Westernized son, Mr Ashok, and his modern wife, Pinky Madam.Quite early in this debut novel, Balram writing a long letter to Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, who is about to visit India confesses that he has murdered Mr Ashok, a crime that The White Tiger of Bangalore is cunning, fast intrepid the perfect symbol for this perfect novel that reminds the reader of characters like Scarface friends antiheroes all Adiga s yarn is utterly engrossing it s a mystery unraveled in the purest tradition of classic storytelling It has that picaresque quality which is one of the hardest tricks for a novelist to pull off, truly, really needed to balance out all the heaviness of a constant train of melancholic events violen The White Tiger of Bangalore is cunning, fast intrepid the perfect symbol for this perfect novel that Read The White Tiger By Aravind Adiga Freeboooks.com Introducing A Major Literary Talent, The White Tiger Offers A Story Of Coruscating Wit, Blistering Suspense, And Questionable Morality, Told By The Most Volatile, Captivating, And Utterly Inimitable Narrator That This Millennium Has Yet Seen Balram Halwai Is A Complicated Man Servant Philosopher Entrepreneur Murderer Over The Course Of Seven Nights, By The Scattered Light Of A Preposterous Chandelier, Balram Tells Us The Terrible And Transfixing Story Of How He Came To Be A Success In Life Having Nothing But His Own Wits To Help Him Along Born In The Dark Heart Of India, Balram Gets A Break When He Is Hired As A Driver For His Village S Wealthiest Man, Two House Pomeranians Puddles And Cuddles , And The Rich Man S Very Unlucky Son From Behind The Wheel Of Their Honda City Car, Balram S New World Is A Revelation While His Peers Flip Through The Pages Of Murder Weekly Love Rape Revenge , Barter For Girls, Drink Liquor Thunderbolt , And Perpetuate The Great Rooster Coop Of Indian Society, Balram Watches His Employers Bribe Foreign Ministers For Tax Breaks, Barter For Girls, Drink Liquor Single Malt Whiskey , And Play Their Own Role In The Rooster Coop Balram Learns How To Siphon Gas, Deal With Corrupt Mechanics, And Refill And Resell Johnnie Walker Black Label Bottles All But One He Also Finds A Way Out Of The Coop That No One Else Inside It Can Perceive Balram S Eyes Penetrate India As Few Outsiders Can The Cockroaches And The Call Centers The Prostitutes And The Worshippers The Ancient And Internet Cultures The Water Buffalo And, Trapped In So Many Kinds Of Cages That Escape Is Almost Impossible, The White Tiger And With A Charisma As Undeniable As It Is Unexpected, Balram Teaches Us That Religion Doesn T Create Virtue, And Money Doesn T Solve Every Problem But Decency Can Still Be Found In A Corrupt World, And You Can Get What You Want Out Of Life If You Eavesdrop On The Right Conversations The White Tiger Recalls The Death Of Vishnu And Bangkok 8 In Ambition, Scope, And Narrative Genius, With A Mischief And Personality All Its Own Amoral, Irreverent, Deeply Endearing, And Utterly Contemporary, This Novel Is An International Publishing Sensation And A Startling, Provocative Debut. To begin with, let me tell you first, of my association with this novel I had never finished any contemporary novel, to put it bluntly, Who cares..was my attitude towards the contemporary writers, by the time I had bought this novel.This was my first ever contemporary novel, mainly of an Indian origin author, which I read complete This had got that years Booker and was getting highlighted in the media I used to think by that time that writers, worthy of reading, were only those, who were eit To begin with, let me tell you first, of my association with this novel I had never finished any contemporary novel, to put it bluntly, Who cares..was my attitude towards the contemporary writers, by the time I had bought this novel.This was my first ever contemporary novel, mainly of an Indian origin author, which I read complete This had got that years Booker and was getting highlighted in the media I used to think by that time that writers, worthy of reading, were only those, who were either Dickens or Shakespeares I mean only greats of past I constantly ignored writers of present time I remember I had finished this book quite fast This book was simple in language but catchy in flow.When I talk about this book today, I ll say, it s a dark novel, without any interesting and exciting story, written in a first person narration, addressing to Chinese Premier A long monologue, I can say The theme of novel is class conflict in an emerging nation, embroidered with evergreen i I have just this minute finished this book and I can already tell that it will be one of those books that I will think about often It s not a book whose plot I can easily explain, or a book that I can easily fit into a particular genre on my shelves, but my God did it pack a powerful punch I have hardly been able to put it down between sittings.The books is narrated via a letter from Balram Halwai, a slum dweller turned driver turned murderer turned entrepreneur, to the Chinese President befor I have just this minute finished this book and I can already tell that it will be one of those books that I will think about often It s not a book whose plot I can easily explain, or a book that I can easily fit into a particular genre on my shelves, but my God did it pack a powerful punch I have hardly been able to put it down between sittings.The books is narrated via a letter from Balram Halwai, a slum dweller turned driver turned murderer turned entrepreneur, to the Chinese President before the latters trip to India and it is here that we follow Balram on an amazing journey through his life I say amazing but undoubtedly typical of many in India Although the slums of India and the government police etc curruption is nothing I haven t come across before in books or films I still found myself shocked on almost a page by page basis I liked the fact that there was no real hero in


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