Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

My friend Gyan gifted me 'The Kite Runner' on my last b'day. I just finished it and i have to say it's one of my favorite books. Thanks Gyan...

It's a story about two boys, set in Afghanistan. For most part, the book is quick paced - it has drama, suspense, unexpected twists & turns and lots of emotions. It gives some shocking insights into the turmoil in Afghanistan starting from1973 (change of power thru bloodless coup) through to 2001 (US attack on Afghanistan following 9/11 attacks). The level of detail about the war and politics is just right and is beautifully woven into the story. So you don't feel like you were reading a war report or digressing from the main theme... Neat!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Saniye,
I listened to the audio book narrated by the author and absolutely loved it. He has a new book out and I am waiting to finish Shantaram (which I noticed you have also read!) to pick up that next.
JRS

Terah said...

You write very well.