A Fine Balance is my favourite book. It is set in India in the mid-1970 and shows how the lives of four ordinary people are overturned by the Emergency, a period of political turmoil and violence.
It brings the country to life, enabling you to feel what it was like to live in the slums, struggling to survive each day.
But it also shows life in the beautiful, rural areas.
There is violence and death, but there is also love and an endless feeling of hope that warms my heart.
A Fine Balance has everything that you could ever want in a book:
- fantastic characters
- an exciting plot
- vivid descriptions of a different way of life
- fascinating facts
- an array of human emotion
I’m going to be giving out copies of A Fine Balance in my local community for World Book Night. I really hope that I can help to bring the magic of this book to a few people who wouldn’t otherwise have come across it.
If you’d like to know more about the book then please take a look at the profile I created on Book Drum.