Friday, March 16, 2007

The Kite Runner


Iknow this blog's been left idle for a while.. its not like i havent been reading.. i have managed to pick up a few books amdst everything else thats been happening but frankly, none of them were really worth writing about.. I have already written about a couple of the Sophie Kinsella books i read and i managed to read some more of her books.. but there was nothing different about them...nothing really worth writing about. And then finally, i got my hangs on a book..and it definitely is one of the best books i have EVER read..the kite runner by Khaled Hosseini. One raving review about this book and i definitely wanted to read it. The first thing that drew me to the book was the fact that it was based in Afganisthan. I definitely wanted to read about the political unrest in Afganisthan and what better way to do it than read about it in a fiction novel with a strong story line????I was warned before hand about the pathos in the story and i am thankful for the warning.
In case you havent read a "good" book in a while and you are looking for something "deep"..this is definitely it! IT is a really touching tale focusing on the friendship between two little boys. The story is about Amir who is suddenly thrown far away from his normal life.. Everything seemed to be fun and happy and normal until one winter day suddenly starts changing his life and before he realises it, he finds himself in America..Life moves on and finally things fall into place. Everything seems to be finally normal and settled when a phone call from Pakistan changes the momentum of his life again..
i dont think i can ever do justice to the description of this story..its power and sensitivity and genuinity can only be experienced first hand.
There are definitely no frills and "comic-relief"s in the story.. it comes like a bomb out of the clear blue sky. I loved this book and if you ever get to read it, let me know what you thought of it too..:)