Friday Morning Bookclub

January 10, 2010

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives The White Tiger 3 3/4 Omelets

Filed under: Rate The Book,The White Tiger — susanbright @ 8:31 pm

Amazon readers gave The White Tiger 4 stars

Barnes and Noble readers gave The White Tiger 4  stars

The White Tiger won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2008.  The story is narrated by  Balram,  the son of a rickshaw puller in India who escapes from the Darkness and becomes a  chauffeur for “The Stork”, a wealthy landlord. In a series of letters to the Premier of China, Balram justifies murdering his employer. 

Our discussion led to a comparison of  The White Tiger to The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. The Reluctant Fundamentalist  takes place in Pakistan and is narrated by Changez, a young Pakistani.

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