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A Great Book
on February 26, 2010
A Fine Balance is a book that will stay in my memory forever. I loaned out my first copy and never got it back so I have gotten a second copy and am reading the book again. The writing is excellent and the storytelling is perfect. But these are not the reasons I love the book so much.
What compelled me to read on to the end was to see the triumph of the human ability to love in spite of prejudices that run so deep that thousands of people have died in wars waged to continue prejudice. I also could hardly fathom the degree of suffering that goes into survival for those in the cycle of poverty.
This book is a love story, but not the run of the mill kind. This book is a love story of persons of differing class being willing to put their own life and happiness on the line for someone worse off than themselves. And the love of those with absolutely nothing to give is counted for something, for everything.