Thursday, January 14, 2010
Geographically, in terms of reading, that is, from Afghanistan to Turkey. Went for another round of Khaled Hosseini (almost half glad he's only written two books so far) and then went on to Orhan Pamuk. You'd think that a Nobel prize winning author with a barrelful of books would occupy more shelf space at the library but no, there were only two Pamuk books available -- I took the one entitled Snow if only because of snow-bound friends in US and Britain -- and six copies, yes, six of Husseni's first novel.
Maybe the Nobel prize for literature is like American Idol and Britain's Got Talent. Winning isn't necessary for success. Just ask Adam Lambert and Susan Boyle.