Thursday, March 22, 2007

"I Became What I Am Today At The Age Of Twelve,

on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975. I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen creek. That was a long time ago, but it's wrong what they say about the past, I've learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty -six years."


So begins Khaled Hosseini's first novel, "The Kite Runner".

So am I ensnared and transported to Afghanistan; to a time both past and present.

With the first paragraph I was drawn in, and now am held captive until the story is all told.


  1. Just finished that book. Interesting story. Enjoy.

  2. ya, that was one of the options to read in english in grade twelve. i chose angela's ashes instead. enjoy your book though.

  3. Frank McCourt's latest book, Teacher Man, is a really good read. If you'd like to borrow it sometime let me know.