Friday, February 13, 2009

"A Thousand Splendid Suns"

I am reading this book that I borrowed from my friend Sara. She was kind enough to loan it to me in an effort to read a "real novel", as opposed to some lame Twilight series book. OK, the Twilight series isn't lame in the least, I just needed a vampire break. (I'm sure once the movie comes out on DVD and I'm back to Edward and Jacob I'll finish the series.) Sara read it in 3 days because she couldn't put it down and told me how depressing it was and how awful the Afghan situation was, especially for women. I'm not finding this to be true, but then maybe I've been corrupted by too much Law and Order and CSI episodes.

I'm a slow reader. I tend to stall at certain points in a book, and this one is broken into parts so of course I stop at each part. It is a fascinating book written by an amazing author, Khaled Hosseini. It is also not anything that I though it would be. It does read like a novel as you delve into the characters, their lives, their thoughts, their loves. It is beautifully written and I find tat Hosseini has some wonderful words of wisdom hidden in the pages. What surprises me most it the way he is able to express these women's thoughts when he is a man. What's that about?

I'm about 2/3rds of the way through this book now and a little while ago I started marking the pages that were inspiring to me. Sorry folks, but you're now going to suffer some book quotes. This blog seems to be the only place that I record my thoughts anymore and I really want to remember these things. Maybe the quotes will spawn some good discussion, I don't know. I like to think about these kinds of things and you might be surprised at what I pull out of a book like this.


The Turley Times said...


I love reading cool quotes from books. Can't wait.

H said...

Scott, if that is you above, you probably won't be impressed. We'll see though.