A Fine Balance
~ Rohinton Mistry
A few people whose profile includes this book
“Read this in India in maybe two days 10 or so years ago. It takes away a chunk of your innocence without any hint of...”
“I love Oyeyemi's morbid hopefulness. I'm not a writer at all, but still I'm jealous of the way she writes!”
“If you want to discover how some of the world is living... a part of the world with an entirely different "starting point"......”
“Fully deserving of the title as one of the greatest, if not the greatest novel of all time. Touching upon so many different...”
A few comments on A Fine Balance (12)
Sep 30, 2010, 1:39 PM
love2read, a 64-year-old woman in Vancouver
“Hey, Maple Ridge, this is really a great novel. I invested a lot of time and energy in figuring out the various characters, and had I done so earlier (creating a list, like some readers did) I might have been a happier puppy. But maybe not, because lots of characters disappeared.
Without a doubt, this novel was one hell of a read and one that I would recommend without doubt.
What a story! What a story teller. Thank you for putting it on yur list. I will put it on mince as well, because it deserves being read. It was one of my first reads of India and I was blown away. I have read many, many since.
Thank you for bring it to our attention.
Nov 6, 2010, 1:10 AM
Poisedtowrite, a 40-year-old woman in London
I have seen this book in stores before, however have not read this one as of yet. You seem to give it an excellent review? It is a great feeling when a book can be so compelling and possibly change your way of thinking! Enjoy all your book reading.”
Nov 17, 2010, 1:06 AM
Highlands, a 61-year-old woman in Toronto
“If you like this author and want to see him working in a smaller format, try his early novel Such a Long Journey, set in Bombay (before it became Mumbai). A real gem, and a great introduction to the amazing cultural variety in that city.”