Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

Is Greg Mortenson for real? If he is and if the story in “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a TimeThree Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin is true, I have tremendous respect and appreciation for him. It is unbelievable how much good he is done. He should win the Nobel Peace Prize for sure.

I completely agree with Greg Mortenson’s belief that education and not war is the key to peace in this world. While reading this book, I thought of Tara many times. How did she do it? I have a kid and I cannot imagine being in her shoes. Wow! Everyone must read this book. It’s an inspiration to each one of us.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini is one of my favorite writers. I just couldn’t put down A Thousand Splendid Suns. The story of Mariam and Laila is overwhelming. It made me thank God for giving me such a beautiful and peaceful life. I enjoyed reading “The Kite Runner” and that’s why I was waiting for “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. I enjoyed both his novels equally.

After reading this novel, the story of Mariam and Laila was constantly in my head for a week. I kept thinking about them and wondering how many of them are there in this world. My heart never felt more compassion and urge to help.

The Kite Runner

The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini gave me a taste of Afghani culture and history. So much so, that I am tempted to read more about Afghanistan. It is a thrilling, easy-to-read novel that touched my heart. After reading first few pages I just couldn’t stop reading.

It was scary to read about the cruelty of Taliban. I can’t fathom how is it possible for these people to be so cruel. In the back of my mind I kept comparing Afghani culture with that of Indian. It was really amazing to find similarities and as a result I could relate to quite a few aspects of Afghani culture as portrayed in the story. I am looking forward to Hosseini’s next novel “A Thousand Splendid Suns“.