Monday, March 21, 2011
Half the Sky
Most books of fiction are easy to read. Some like Rohiton Mistry's "A Fine Balance" carry you along at your chosen pace, but stay with you for months. Some like Vikram Seth's "A Suitable Boy" make you pause, rewind and re-play even as you read.
Well written academic tomes make you pause and ponder after every paragraph, but you cannot put them down because of the insights they contain.
And then there is Nick Kristoff's "Half the Sky". Short stories of oppression and courage. Stories that chill your spine. I challenge you to read more than a chapter a day.