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User Review  - eadieburke - LibraryThing

This debut novel about India's caste system was an excellent read. The writing is funny, clever and very memorable. The narrator's voice is very believable and makes this book a very pleasurable read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tonstant.Weader - LibraryThing

You will laugh out loud more than once while reading this sardonic epistolary novel about contemporary India. The White Tiger is our main character and the letter writer who is writing a series of ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

This story is a series of long letters written by the White Tiger to the Chinese Premier before he visits India. It is the story of how he escapes the poverty of 'the Darkness' as well as a confession ... Read full review

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

Outstanding novel. Set in contemporary India, Balram Halwai (aka the White Tiger) narrates the story of how he climbed out of the poverty of the Darkness, became a driver for a rich man in town ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

Balram Halwai comes from “The Darkness”, a rural and impoverished area of India. Through an interesting series of circumstances he finds himself working in Delhi as the driver for a rich landlord. As ... Read full review

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User Review  - addunn3 - LibraryThing

Balram is a poor youth in the Darkness of India who manages to become an Entrepreneur and join the rich sector of the country. Oh, yes, there was a murder involved and it may have lead to other deaths ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing

Not a book I would normally read but I am so glad I did. This is the story of Balram Halwai a young poor man from the Indian countryside who gets a job as a chauffer driving a rich man called Ashok ... Read full review

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This so an amazing book, I felt sad once I finished it, I wanted more and more, I loved it from the beginning through the end

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I did'nt know what to expect from the book when I started it. But the author has a certain way around his readers. The story gradually turns into such a thriller. The protagonist starts off as a village boy, who works as a driver for a rich family. And in the end he ends up killing his employer and becoming a rich transporter. Such agony of our police system, no one doubts his source of money. This book is a mirror to my country. It has only two classes the rich and the poor. Such pitty.
Such an off bit novel. Such a lovely writing.
 

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Absorbing right from the opening lines. The begining pages (available on the net) reminds me of Bibhuti Bhushan's Bengali novel "Pather Pachali " (cast into celloloid by Shatyajit Roy), because - the tale of 'The White Tiger' , too starts from a poverty striken, down trodden Indian Village .... Adiga has composed a great novel... 


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