“In the old days, if a builder had a problem, that problem would end up in pieces in the wet concrete: it became part of the building it had tried to obstruct. A bit of calcium was good for the foundations. But those days were gone: the lawless days of the 1980s and ’90s.” (321)
The White Tiger was one of my favorite books of the year when I read it back in 2008. For that reason, I knew I would have to eventually get around to reading Last Man in Tower (2011) by Aravind Adiga. Last Man in Tower is Adiga’s second novel, which also takes place in contemporary India and encompasses the major changes taking place as money rolls in to such a large and dynamic country.