Thursday, January 31, 2008

Book Review: The Kite Runner

I first heard of this book in October when a friend suggested we do it as a second book club book. Not long after that I was in California visiting my husband's aunt and saw the book on her shelf. I mentioned that we are thinking about doing it for book club and she told me to take it home with me since she had already read it. I brought it home, ready to read and then life happened. So instead I passed it through my family only to hear what an amazing book it was from all of them. Last week I got it back and was actually not reading anything else and so I picked it up. They were right. This is a must read book.
It is the powerfully gripping story of two young men growing up in Afghanistan, each from a different ethnic background. I will admit there are a few hard moments to read, but they leave you better understanding the country, and what first the Russians, and then the Taliban did to it.
The story deals with human nature. Who we are, and who we can become by the paths we follow. It also shows how it is never to late to change your life. It is a tear jerking, heart wrentching, family bonding, book that is well written and worth every turn of the page.
I would give it five stars. If you are looking for something to read I highly reccommend it. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Carrie said it was really good too. I'm #27 on the list at the Provo Library to read it

Juliana said...

Yea! I'm so glad you liked it. It was recommended to me by a friend. Isn't that the mark of a good book?

I'd still be up to doing a mini-book discussion thing at my house if you and others want to discuss it. I know I'd still love to talk about it.

I have a copy that somebody can borrow if they want to let me know...

berlinwritergirl said...

I also can lend my copy to anyone. It is a little beat up since it has gone through several people, but still is readable. Let me know!

kingwritergirl said...

I have a copy too, I still haven't read it, it's on my list. Hopefully I will get to it before the end of the year ;)

Michelle C. said...

I absolutely loved that book. Once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. I learned so much from it. You must be a fast reader.