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Modern Rags-to-Riches -- with a murderous bent,
This review is from: The White Tiger (Kindle Edition)
One of the better novels I've read in a long time: The White Tiger is a gripping novel, so well-written that I sympathised with almost every character in the book, no matter how 'evil' they were.
The book in one (long-ish) sentence: A subversive rags-to-riches story where the protagonist is a murderous Indian driver-turned-entrepreneur with clear but questionable morals. If that doesn't pique your interest, I don't know what will!
The story is structured as a series of one-way correspondences to Wen Jiabao (Premier of China) before his state visit to India. The main character (the driver-turned-entrepreneur) decides to send these letters to inform Jiabao of "the real India": the Light and Dark India. Throughout the book I question this method of structuring the book, but by the end of the book I was won over the narrative.
This is one hell of a novel, offering not only a wonderful story, but a behind-the-scenes look at this "fictional" India.