By Ritvik Dhar
“A Stone for Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins” is irresistibly powerful novel. Robbin manages to weave story of Danny Fisher that the reader goes along with happenings in Danny’s life. A Stone For Danny Fisher is Robbin’s best book ever in my opinion. Danny Fisher narrates his own story in the first person, starting with a short, stark depiction of his family. The novel is set in a distinct and dangerous period of American history. As a teenager Danny has everything, he wished for. He had a very carefree childhood. He is very talented in boxing. But, when a series of events drives his family downwards towards poverty, he is forced to leave his carefree attitude. He faces poverty and daily encounters with neighbours. He fights against all odds for his family and sometimes disobeying his father in the way to make money. Danny fights inside and outside the rings just to survive. Because of the hard work, Danny becomes a legendry boxer in the city. Everyone around him wants to get the credit of his success. As you turn the pages, you will like the character of Danny. He was careless and made mistakes but soon he finds the way to life and success. He finally realizes what life is all about and what really matters. A high quality book, a story that grips the heart. We can can identify Danny as we all are careless in childhood but sometimes unfavorable things turns us hopeful, ambitious and hard worker. The same happens with Danny. A Stone For Danny Fisher is a tale of ambition, hope, and success. Fabulous book that encourages you to find yourself within yourself.