Day 8 – A Book That Makes Me Sad

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 8 – A Book That Makes Me Sad

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“And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy, Dr. Rasul. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

I read this book a couple of years back. But even today, when I think of Hassan, I feel a lump in my throat. And I know this. As long as I don’t forget this story, I’ll always feel low when I think of Hassan.

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  1. teny

    Something tells me that I need to read this 🙂 There is the need to feel that sadness 😀

    1. Ranju

      Khaled Hosseini’s Thousand Splendid Suns is another book which comes in this category. If you want to go through a whirlpool of sorrow, you could choose either of the two. Both echo the life in Afghan countries.

      1. teny

        You do have time to read a lot 🙂 That is another choice for me, I see 😀

        1. Ranju

          No. I read during the gap between my exams and results. So maybe 2-4 books a year is all I can manage. I wish I had more time. I really do 🙂

  2. Christy Birmingham

    I haven’t read this one but keep hearing about it. Now I wonder why the sadness…

    1. Ranju

      Read it and you will know 🙂

  3. Neha Mishra

    Ive heard alot bout this book…Will surely read it up sometime…

  4. Alok Singhal

    The book is right in front of me…my wife is reading it (I haven’t read yet). She said that the book depicts miseries in life…it doesn’t talk more on happiness.

    1. Ranju

      Oh no it doesn’t. But it is a kind of beautiful sorrow.

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