I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about the value of novels. For the

longest time, I didn’t understand the value of reading a novel. Science books,

business books had so much information about the world and how it works. Why

read something imaginable when you can read something which is real?


Novels may not have graphs and statistics, they convince you the need to be

nice to one each other, talk to your kids/parent, and believe in yourself.

We all know these are things we should do, and if a book can make you act it out, the

book’s value is far beyond any fact.


The Kite Runner is one of those books.