The The More the Merrier's Book Club was successfully launched with Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger. Joining me for the on air discussion were bloggers, Heidy M (Hyesmusings.blogspot.com) and Khamal M (TheJuxtapositionApe.blog.com), and Marek Saulig, my former (now on call) technical operator. The social satire set in India, and dealing with the shenanigans of Balram, a murder, thinker and entrepreneur made for a lively discussion about social status, politics and nerve. As will all future TmTm Book Club selections, The White Tiger is readily available at the Toronto Public Library, your local new/used book stores, or on line. Stay tuned for our next selection...
Listen to our discussion:
Rating: Buy or Borrow? 2 buys: Khamal M, and donna g; 2 borrows: Heidy M, and Marek
May I recommend the following books for those interested in an Indian setting:
...and, of course, any of Balram aka The White Tiger's favourite poets Rumi, Iqbal, Mirza, and Ghalib. Happy reading!
BOOK LIST (clockwise from top to bottom)
Sisters of the Sari by Brenda L. Baker, Climbing the Mango Tree by Madhur Jaffrey, Tamarind Mem by Anita Rau Badami, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai, The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama, The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall, and India Authentic. The Book of Shiva by Deepak Chopra