I know this isn't a terribly inspired blog post, but hey, they can't all be. Besides, my TBR list is dwindling, and I'm not digging the book I just started. (After Dark by Haruki Murakami--what am I not getting? Should I stick with it?)
I recently finished The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga and it was amazing--all about the social order in India and its crude underbelly told from the POV of a homicidial servant. I spent about a month in some of the poorer rural villages in Eastern India some years ago, so any books about India, especially the lower castes, appeal to me.
Before that, I read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski and ended up enjoying it despite its sloooow start.
Any recommendations for me?