Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The White Tiger

At 6:00 tonight, I quickly checked my email and discovered that the Man Booker Prize winner had been announced. Aravind Adiga won for The White Tiger which has been on my reading list but which hasn't really moved up at all.

It's part of my South Asian-Caribbean-Nigerian reading path, I just haven't gotten there yet.

Anyway, since I was on my way to the gym at 6:30, I swung by my local book store and picked up a copy whose cover announced that the title had been shortlisted for the prize that is roughly about $100,000 CDN.

When I told the clerk that Aravind Adiga had, in fact, won, I felt like a town crier because the news was so recent!

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