Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

I was so excited when I saw that Khaled Hosseini’s new book was available here in Maldives so I bought it immediately without even reading the reviews nor checking what the book is all about.

It’s Khaled Hosseini anyway, I told myself. I need not check. I’m sure I’m gonna love it.

When I got hold of the book, I was surprised to see a thin, wide book. I was expecting a thick one.

I was even surprised when I opened it. It has very less texts and full of illustrations. I had mixed feelings. Not that the illustrations were not good. The book was a work of art. However, I buy Khaled’s books because of his words.

A picture can paint a thousand words. But Khaled’s words can paint thousands of vivid images in my head that I don’t need any illustration to imagine what he says or writes down.

From a reader’s point of view I am a bit disheartened as I was expecting more from this book but from an artist’s point of view, this book is a gem. Maybe it is my fault for not checking the details before buying the book.

Nonetheless, this book is worth keeping and also worth buying as I know that Khaled, not only writes about the war and aftermath and the Afghan and Syrian refugees, but he also helps out so for me, I believe my money will, somehow, reach someone no matter how far, no matter how small the amount. I hope so.

Author: aysabaw

Hi there! My name is Aysa! I am currently based in the Maldives, a free diver, a frustrated artist and writer and a lover of palm trees and ocean breeze.

12 thoughts on “Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini”

      1. Pero maganda po ba? Sobrang favorite ko kasi yung The Kite Runner niya kaya kahit yung A Thousand Splendid Suns na nasa akin na po ng ilang years na ay di ko mabasa-basa. Haha.


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