Saturday, November 8, 2008

man's heart

I haven’t read or watched Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner but after reading A Thousand Splendid Suns I have decided to buy a copy of The Kite Runner, which would be my Christmas present to myself.

I am not really a book critic (what ever that means) but I really appreciated this novel. Unlike the other books that I have read, A Thousand Splendid Suns is so different I was totally moved.

I hated Rasheed for beating his wives Mariam and Laila. For paying someone to tell Laila that Tariq is already dead. I felt bad for Mariam for being rejected by Jalil and literally giving her off to Rasheed to save face. I loved Mullah Faizullah for teaching Mariam things that she should learn at school. For being a real father to Mariam. Tariq and Laila’s love story proved that there is indeed true love. Mariam may have felt like she is dumb and useless but at the end, the reader would realize that she made a difference in Laila, Tariq, Aziza and Zalmai’s lives.

I want to write a lot of things about this book but I my thoughts are not organized plus I’m not really good in describing what I want to say. Haha. Here’s a quote that I really liked.

Let me tell you something.A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing, Miriam.It isn't like a mother's womb.It won't bleed, it won't stretch to make room for you. – Nana to Mariam – A Thousand Splendid Suns

Bitter ko no? haha


Abou said...

i will keep in mind the title of the book

FerBert said...

maghahanap na ako ng ebook nyan pagkatapos kong basahin ang lolita

The Gasoline Dude said...

I always see that book. Sabi mas maganda daw sa Kite Runner.

I used to read a lot. Gawin ko ngang resolution 'yan for next year.

wITChy Boop said...

i also love that book. I'm so glad to meet you here. di rin kasi ako magaling in describing my thoughts. I hope to be ur friend.