Monday, January 07, 2008

Most important books: Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner, in March of 2001. In 2003, The Kite Runner was published and has since become an international bestseller, published in 38 countries.

His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns was published in May of 2007.

He recently told Newsweek about his five most important books. And answered two related questions:
A Classic You Revisited With Disappointment:

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. When I was a teen, I thought Holden Caulfield was brilliant. Now I find his self-absorption hard to forgive.

A Book You Hope Parents Would Read To Their Kids:

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. The ultimate tale of selfless, undying love.
Read more about Khaled Hosseini's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue