KPC Fave wins Booker Prize
This week Aravind Adiga won the Man Booker prize for his debut novel "The White Tiger". Back in August I wrote the following:
3. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
An even better debut novel. This is a 270 page anti-India screed. It's lovely. It reminds me very much of an extended Thomas Bernhard rant, though there is way more action here than in a Bernhard book. Indian politics, corruption, caste system, and the heinousness of village life all get vigorously rubbed in your face. I read this all in a single afternoon here in Santa Fe. Just wouldn't stop and put it down to go outside. You gotta check this out.
This was something of an upset as "The Secret Scripture" was the favorite. If the favorite had won, that would have been the biggest travesty since "Cloud Atlas" didn't win in 2004.