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Bildungsroman Smackdown: Dickens vs. Adiga

I read two books simultaneously recently:  Aravind Adiga’s White Tiger, and Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.   Talk about a really fascinating juxtaposition! Both are what you would call bildungsroman novels, meaning the plots  center around the development of a central character.  But talk about a brutal

Eaten any good books lately?

Bern Marcowitz (co-author of Care and Feeding of Books) is fond of pointing out that the Torah & Bible both talk about eating books no less than five times. This got me thinking about the recent books I’ve read – how would they taste?