October 12, 2007

Of Honour

Thanks Fuzzy, for deeming me worthy of this award. I wear the badge proudly as I know I am in good company. But truth be told, I though I rocked more than I networked...given my very poor commenting frequency at most blogs:-)) I would like to award this to choxbox and sunitha if they have not already been awarded



I just completed A Thousand Splendid Suns. Why does this writer, Khaled Hosseini, make one cry so much? Having said that, you cannot put this book down.


Maybe I relate more to it, since it is about the women protagonists rather than the men in Kite Runner. Sometimes melodramatic like a Hindi tear jerker, the writer's style keeps you going- very simple and direct even in describing false sense of honour, duty, abuse and pathos. The glimpses of a life full of promise and one without, the hope and the dashing of dreams. Some of the characters come alive and you wish them well.


On the whole it moves you more than you would wish to admit. A good weekend read.

12 comments:

timepass said...

Congrats!!

Fuzzylogic said...

Congrats on the award:)as for the book I somehow didn't like it as much as I did "Kite runner". It kind of mirrors the story "The swallows of Kabul" By Yasmin Khadra which also is a good read.
I agree he did make it a bit melodramatic in between but the protogonist women do leave an impression at the end.

Hip Grandma said...

I read Chetan Bhagat's 'five point someone' and loved it as much as I loved his second book 'One night at the call centre'. I realized also that I can actually read a complete book in 2 days when i want to ,the way I did during my school and college days.I'll try reading 'a thousand splendid suns' i've heard abt it.

Hip Grandma said...

BTW congrats.You deserve the award.

Kalpana said...

Congrats!!! :)

Something to Say said...

congrats on the award!! On a short break presently - will defi defi take up your tag soon (on the middle name thingy)
Still catching up on your blog

choxbox said...

oh thankoo thankoo!

Sunita said...

Congrats!! and Thank you.

Will check out the book soon. I loved the 'Kite Runner'. It was my first glimpse into Afganistan as a beautiful country.

Orchid said...

:) i got one too..need to put it up soon!

Just Like That said...
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Just Like That said...

I loved The Kite Runner more than I did A Thousand Splendid Suns, tho both were moving reads. Hosseini is a master at wringing your heart, isn't he? You just FEEL for the protagaonists... SO MUCH.

Poppins said...

Gasp ! Those words are exactly the way I would have described a Thousand Splendid Suns ! Exact word for word :)

Congrats on the award! It's hard to comment on and keep track of all your posts, you do so many ! :) I love looking at and reading about Anush !