Word count

51460 words

Audiobook length

5 hours and 32 minutes

Page Count

Paperback: 276 pages

How long does it take to read?

Average Readers (@250 words/min) take 3 hours 26 minutes to read Drought. Slower Readers (@150 words/min) take 5 hours 44 minutes to finish this book. Fast Readers (@450 words/min), on the other hand, will take around 1 hours 55 minutes to read Drought

Reading Level

Based on analysing the text of Drought, we estimate that readers of 10th and 11th grade will be able to read this book. This estimation is based on a number of readability tests devised by experts, some of which is listed here.

Reading Level by Flesch Kincaid Scale
Grade 11.4
Reading Level by SMOG Index
Grade 10.3
Coleman Liau Index
Grade 8.88
Dale Chall Readability Score
Grade 6.63

Book Description

Do you believe that a drought of the land which causes many people to die of famine or a drought of the human soul that affects the lives of those nearest him/her is more devastating? Can droughts of the soul can be more damaging than those of the soil? The analogy buried in the book Drought uncovers the dichotomy (or juxtaposition) of both. In one storyline we meet Anoop, a boy who lives in 1876 India and is named for water yet battles the lack of water on his family farm. The desire of his heart is to do something great, maybe by bringing water to the world, but he ends up watering in a greater capacity. In the second storyline, Conifer, named for an evergreen tree, is an autistic twin living in Oregon over one hundred years later who speaks only in rapped song lyrics. This human Conifer needs to be watered to enable him to grow and become the mature man that he was destined to be despite having a father that nurtures his son’s roots with nothing but drought. The reality that we all need water to survive is artistically portrayed in this analogical tale with a touch of history and science added for depth.