I finished reading The Kite Runner today, a bit late to the whole Kahled Hosseini party. It’s a quick read, a fast moving story that overall I found to be very enjoyable, albeit depressing. It was interesting to watch the pages of Afghanistan’s history turn through the course of the novel, as well as the life of a boy (and a man) torn by his own weaknesses. I’d highly recommend the book to anyone looking for a good story with a chilling historic backdrop. I need to see the movie next, as I’ve heard from multiple people that it’s quite moving as well. Next book on the winter break list is “This is Paradise! My North Korean Childhood” by Hyok Kang.