Mar 4, 2008

Book Review: The Kite Runner

I know I'm way behind everyone else who has already read this book, but I still get to put my two cents in, right?? What a wonderful book this is! Probably the best story I've read in a very long time, maybe ever. I love the way Khaled Hosseini writes with such simple descriptions and flowing words. From the very beginning I could picture the surroundings and all of the characters in my minds eye. It was all so easy to imagine. Amir, Hassan and Baba were so vivid in my mind they felt like real people to me instantly. Even though this story is so heart wrenching, I didn't want to put it down. I read through my tears during the second half of the story. This book has affected me like no other. I will never think of Afghanistan and its people the same way again. And I will always think of Hassan and Sohrab when I see kites flying in the wind.


  1. This is perhaps my favorite book of all time.. definitely in my top 5. I saw the movie recently too, and while it wasn't as good as the book, it was still good and worth seeing.

  2. I loved this book so much that I'm hesitant to see the movie because I don't want the images in my mind to change. Is that crazy? Books are always so much better than the movies.

  3. That's how I felt, too, but for me enough time had passed that I could watch the movie a bit more objectively. I read the book in July and saw the movie last month. The actors (especially the children) were just perfect and the Baba character was basically identical to what I saw in my mind's eye. Assef was a lot different than I pictured, though.


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