Re: The White Tiger
Posted by Lale on 9/9/2011, 22:01:43, in reply to "Re: The White Tiger"
I really really liked this book, I loved it. I agree it was sad and depressing, and it gave a very hopeless, bleak picture of future of India, but at the same time, as Steven says, it was bold and only these bold statements can free the people from the rooster coop. |
: Funny, I'm just back in my office after a (very) late
: lunch, and I was talking with a friend about Mexico's
: corruption. I quoted "The White Tiger" as an
: example of corruption being endemic not only in Mexico
: but in most of the world, putting as an example
: "The White Tiger". I don't think it is an
: extraordinary piece of literature, in aesthetic terms,
: but it certainly is a very well written testimony of
: corruption and the harmful way in which it pollutes
: otherwise well-meaning people. It is very good at
: being very funny and very sad at the same time.
: Actually, it depressed me, as it seems to imply
: honesty and cleanliness in public conduct is an
: exception, and a rare one at that, rather than the
: rule. It is gruesome and very honest (ha).
: --Previous Message--
: I finished last night. I know Lale has already read
: how about everyone else?
: I would describe it, not only as an enjoyable book,
: but as an important one because of the bold statement
: it makes about conditions in today's India.