I suppose I’m the last person in America likely to read The Kite Runner who had not yet read it. It is really good. It is so easy to dismiss these runaway bestsellers, but they are a great pleasure. I read it in the midst of teaching an intensive summer graduate course on Virginia Woolf and in the midst of re-reading essays, a feminist pamphlet and five novels, it was incredibly refreshing to sail through a book with so much plot.
I spare you the twists and turns of my cogitations, for no conclusion was found on the road to Headingly, and I ask you to suppose that I soon found out my mistake about the turning and retraced my steps to Fernham.
--Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own (1929)