The White Tiger


It took almost a month to finish this book. No.......it's not because this is a bad book, in fact it really is a very good book otherwise it won't win the Man Booker Prize 2008. I just have less opportunity to read these days. There are two main reasons, first it's almost two months now that my girls sleep schedule is changed into midnight. Yup..they now have a habit to sleep between 11 pm-12 pm and the bad news is before they fall asleep, I have to read their story books and when they finally sleep, their mother, without a doubt, also falls into a deep sleep.

Second reason is the passengers in my express train are getting more and more. It's almost impossible for me to get a seat now. No seat means no time to read. Okay...stop complaining and giving excuses. Perhaps, the reason is just simply because 'the older you are, the slower you read', who knows?

Let's talk about this good book written by Indian author, Aravind Adiga.This book reminds me of Vikas Swarup's Q and A (Slumdog Millionaire the movie). The setting is in India with its gap between the rich and the poor, the corruption everywhere, exactly like our own country. It tells about a life of a complicated guy, Balram Halwai, who used to be a poor guy. He works as a servant, a driver and then he kills his master. He runs away. Starting a new life and becoming an entrepreneur. The story is told from Balram's perspective. He tells his story in details, how he transforms himself from a poor guy into a successful businessman. It's a touching story yet funny. An interesting book, anyway.

4 comments:

alaya July 10, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

i'm reading the book now :)

najlazea July 14, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

enjoy the book, it's awesome..

kiky July 14, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

Same thing here, bacanya di kereta. Pas tebelnya :D

najlazea July 16, 2009 at 7:34 AM  

@ Kiky: sialnya pas baca buku ini, kok selalu berdiri di kereta..*sigh*