I still haven't read "The Kite Runner". But it is on the list.
"It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not some other way." from Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the Western Sky