Once again we turn to fiction. This time with a volume which gained quick acclaim and also became a movie.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The timing was perfect. The topics were timely. Prior to this book, you didn’t see many fiction (or popular non-fiction) books with Afghanistan at their center. The country was ignored. Or showed as a minor character in sagas centered in India and Pakistan.
This glimpse into another culture was interesting — and a bit of a cautionary tale. And while some turns in the plot took me by surprise, others fit with pre-conceived notions.
Am I glad I read it? Absolutely.
Will I be seeking out the movie? Doubtful. I’m going to let my imagination draw the characters.