The White Tiger The World According to Clarkson:
Aravind Adiga And Another Thing
Jeremy Clarkson “In any jungle, what is the rarest of
animals – the creature that comes along Jeremey Clarkson, well known host of the
only once in a generation?” is asked of the British Top Gear program may be considered
narrator. comic and even knowledgeable to some, but to
others he’s simply self centred and offensively
This gem of fiction is titled with the loud.
response to the question and aptly as that
rarest of creatures “the White Tiger”. In And Another Thing… Clarkson aims for thigh-slappingly funny and in your face but
From the first pages the reader is unfortunately he falls far short of this mark.
engaged, as each day described is a The self purported “king of the exasperated
delight of sight, sounds and action. Such quip” tackles such perplexing issues as who
clarity of description ensures as almost looks worse in Speedos, the Russians or the
tangible the pungency and aromas of Brits; the downside of holidaying in Iceland;
colourful India. the endless white noise of promises coming
from politicians and a bizarre cure for binge drinking.
This is a brilliant first novel worthy of the
title and all its meaning. Seemingly a Does the world really need to read all about
straightforward, acutely observed story of Clarkson’s xenophobic attitudes on gay
life in the throngs of the poor but a tale marriage or his fears for the state of the world
that stuns. This is a most gripping read once the younger generation takes over?
that is told with wit, satire and pathos at
every twist and turn. If you have time to spare and nothing worthwhile to read, then you may enjoy this
book filled with mindless criticism of all things
For a first novel I highly commend it as pointless.
well worth reading.
Sue C. Tasmania AUS
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