“It’s a sad story.”
“Sad stories make good books,” she said.
~The Kite Runner
I’ve had the honor, more than once, of being recommended a book that devasted the one who recommended it. It tore their heart out, stomped on it till it was broken beyond repair, and they came out, handed the book to me. The Kite Runner was one of these many.
I read it at an unlikely time. The O Level mocks were going on, and I was supposed to be studying all day. But nothing breaks the bleakness of routine better than a book.
I’ll try my best to not fill this with spoilers, because:
- I don’t want to, and
- If you haven’t read it, I don’t want to spoil it for you.
I try and imagine the situation in Kabul, around the time when they had to flee. It must have been something like that…
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