A Pitch for ‘The White Tiger’

USA Today‘s Dierdre Donahue talks about how much she loves recommending books in a column yesterday,

In the past, I have accosted friends, family — even physicians in midexam — to rave about Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit, Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes and Edward P. Jones’ The Known World.

For the last five months, she’s been recommending the just-named Man Book Prize winner, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.

This is her pitch,

It’s like The Godfather‘s Vito Corleone had a love child with Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. And he grows up to be a wildly successful Indian entrepreneur!

That may be a bit too breathless to actually work, but her brief, enthusiastic column sure does. I’m off to get a copy.

The newly-released trade paperback edition is now at #10 on Amazon.

The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

  • Hardcover: $24; 288 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press;  (April 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416562591
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416562597
  • Paperback: $14; 304 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (October 14, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416562605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416562603
  • Audio CD;  Unabridged; 7 Audio CDs (Library Binder Pkg), $55.99
  • Publisher: Tantor Media; (April 22, 2008)
  • Narrator: John Lee
  • ISBN-13: 9781400136650

Comments are closed.