Saturday, January 2, 2010

Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband; rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. There is no act more wretched than stealing. A man who takes what’s not his to take, be it a life or a loaf of naan. I spit on such a man – The Kite Runner

"The Kite Runner" one of my fav. books tells a heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between Amir(a suni) and Hassan (a shia) One is a passionate reader..the other illiterate.This is one of those marvelous books that opens up our hearts and minds. This is a gritty book..the beauty and violence of this country...Afghanistan...comes to life..The customs and food and smells of the city...the desolation of life and the loss of the country to madmen who are running it with only their imagined vulgar needs and wealth in mind that destroys a culture so different and rich...I just couldn't stop reading this book the first time I read it. And so I'm reading it again.