They named their six best books for The Week magazine. One title on their list:
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Free Press, $14).The Page 69 Test: The White Tiger.
Yes, it’s a novel, the only one on our list, but anyone looking for a good snapshot of modern India would do well to read this rambunctious, tragicomic story of a young striver whose ambitions lead him off the rails. It’s all of India writ small: the corruption, the tradition, the hope, the commerce, the sex—and, alas, always another layer of corruption.
Read about all six books on the Freakonomics guys' list.