I didn’t expect that this book would be the book that would make me bawl my eyes out at the end. It did. I finally cried while reading a book. This never happened before so this came to me as a surprise when tears started coming out. This is because of the thoughts that I had conjured from reading the last 10 pages of this book.
As I progressed through this book, while I was reading every word, every paragraph, and the lives of the characters, my own future just flashed right before my eyes. This book has a time setting of a span of 60 years, so some of the characters have their future all lined out and slowly unfolding which made me thought of how I would treat those around me, especially my own family when I get older. There are bound to be losses, separation, disappointments caused by our own family members, and a number of things that would test the human heart whether to live on or give up.
Although this book evoked a different kind of emotion that I had experienced from his last book (A Thousand Splendid Suns), which I had read because it was part of an assignment for a literature course that I did when I was in uni (I loved the book. I love the emotional roller coaster that it gave me while I was reading it), I feel that this one is more personal and it gave me a lot of thought about the years that I have ahead of me, how I would spend it to the fullest, and face the anticipated and unexpected challenges that might come smacking in my face out of the blue.