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The White Tiger

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Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.667
kvom

short, wicked read

by kvom on Jul 14, 2013

I listened to this fine novel as a book-on-CD while driving. The narrator's accurate Indian accent made the story come alive, perhaps, more than with the book version. Like Mistry's "A Fine Balance" (a better book), the story is first of all an indictment of India's political system, where elections ... More

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White Tiger Whines

by hdbowdengmailcom on Apr 29, 2010

This book sucked. I'm a voracious reader. In a typical week I will read 2 to 3 novels, so I've read thousands of books over the past fifty or so years. This may not be the worst book I ever read, but it is in the top three. Absolutely dismal, with no redeeming qualities. Well, I guess i do have to ... More

Ellyb

Brutual hilarity

by Ellyb on Aug 27, 2009

Winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize, "The White Tiger," by Aravind Adiga, is a pretty intense piece of work. The narrator, an Indian from a caste of sweet-makers, tells the story of his scrabble to the higher rungs of society than that to which he was born. It is darkly comedic in tone, and the ... More

ITSDANGEROUSWHITETIGER
by ITSDANGEROUSWHITETIGER on Aug 9, 2009

I liked the book.I was astonished the way ,he(Balaram) killed his master&became one of the most influencial character of my life.THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT EFFORT TO BRING THIS STORY TO MY BEAUTIFUL SKULL..................................MR.ADIGA More

pamela1717

A strong 3.5 stars!

by pamela1717 on Mar 22, 2009

Hmmm....this one was a little bit different, not my normal type of read. An interesting look at Indian culture through the eyes of an ambitious man of a "lower caste". I'm not quite sure what the author was trying to depict in this story but there are certainly many issues to explore: is he trying to ... More

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