Friday, 29 August 2008

A Fine Balance

A Fine BalanceIt's India in the 70s. A state of emergency is declared as the prime minister tries to cling to power. We follow four characters on their individual and shared journeys, as they grapple with life in their rapidly changing country.

Rarely have I encountered a book which distils all the richness of life. It's intriguing, tragic, romantic, shocking and funny. I was captivated by the depiction of a country in turmoil, gripped by the drama surrounding the characters, and moved by the exploration of change and perception. A Fine Balance is a marvellous book with many depths to explore.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A really good book that might be similar is "Midnight Children" by Rushdie. It is set at the time of India and Pakistan's creations.

This is the book that made him famous. Satanic Verses of course made him infamous.