It has been quite a while since I have been totally immersed in a book, that I’d spend most of the day reading, without caring about the world outside.
I bought The Kite Runner because of the front cover, and the storyline on the back. And because it was less than RM40, cheaper than most paperbacks available here. It turned out to be a story I’m sure to return to again and again.
Daddy issues, betrayal, guilt, redemption, finding yourself, fitting in. That and more I read in between the tale of two young boys spanning almost four decades. Personal struggles to come to terms with the cards life had dealt you, and how to use them the best you can. Because there is always a choice. Even when it doesn’t seem like there is one.
Accepting that people are not perfect is another issue touched by Khaled Hosseini in the book. Yet, sometimes, I feel we can’t just be wholly resigned to the imperfections of others. Some flaws can be mended. Unless you’re Greg House, MD, most people can change for the better.
Like being considerate of others when speaking. Or handling with care something that does not belong to you. Or stop complaining about what you don’t have and concentrate on what you do. Little things. It’s not nit picking. The little things can go a long way to help with the bigger picture.