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This week I am still working my way through Aravind Adiga’s ‘The White Tiger’ and it just keeps getting better and better. Broken up into ‘nights’ rather than chapters you are moving from one topic to another and as you go on you gain a better understanding of what life as a driver/servant in India is like (obviously not exactly – but some idea living through another’s words).
Balram the driver takes his master here and there and ferries about his master’s brother and father when they are in town. Balram has gone from a coal breaker in a tea shop to a man of status with a uniform and driving an air-conditioned car through the streets of the village he grew up in and then moving onto Delhi where the wages rise with the respect for servants also rising but only slightly.
There is much more to Balram’s story and he experiences a lot as he goes through each day and records this in daily letters to Mr Premier who I am hoping we will find out his true identity and purpose at the end of the story.
After I have successfully reached the last page I am going to move onto Marian Keyes ‘The Brightest Star in the Sky’
‘Welcome to 66 Star Street…
In the top floor flat lives music exec Katie. She spends her days fighting off has-been rock stars and wondering how much cheesecake you’d need to eat yourself to death.
Below her, a pair of muscular Poles share with a streetwise cabbie named Lydia who has a sharp tongue, an even sharper brain but some unexpected soft spots.
On the first floor is Fionn – the gardener who prefers the company of parsnips to people. But he looks like a fairy-tale prince and when he’s offered his own television show, he’s suddenly thrust into the limelight.
And at the bottom of the house live Matt and Maeve, who are Very Much In Love and who stave off despair by doing random acts of kindness.
But a mysterious visitor has just landed at 66 Star Street and big changes are on the way. Old secrets are working their way to the surface, bringing love, tragedy and an unexpected optimism. And life will be different for everyone…’
Looks interesting right – well we shall see!
I am not going to be ambitious and add a lot of other TBR’s to my week’s list as I know I have uni work to be getting on with and so I don’t end up behind again I think it is time to buck my ideas up and concentrate!
I will say however that there will be updates as to how much further into Balram’s life I get into and if any deep darks secrets are unveiled you will be the first to know unless you have already read it in which case – no spoilers please!