Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Review: The Kite Runner

Wednesday night on my flight home from Ohio, I finished reading the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

This is yet another in a very tall pile of books I purchased many, many moos ago but never got around to reading. But a few weeks back I finally picked it up and was not disappointed at all.

The story starts with Amir being called back to Afghanistan by his fathers business partner telling him there is a way to make it all okay.

Then the story quickly jumps into Amir's life as a child living in Kubal with his father, their servants, and all of the people his father surrounded himself with.

We follow Amir and his father as they flee to America, witness Amir's adjustment to the America but most importantly we witness his fathers adjustment to America.

At the mid way point we are brought back to the phone call that changes and shapes the direction of Amir's life and let him begin healing for past sins.

This is a coming of age story turn a story of making up for life long regrets.

I believe my life is fuller now that i have read this story. It was heart wrenching at many, many points but it also touched my soul.

I give it five out of five stars and recommend it to all my reader friends.

Picture borrowed from Amazon

6 comments:

Cassandra said...

I love Love LOVED this book! I really enjoyed the second book he wrote too 1,000 Suns I think it was called. If you loved this one you'll love that one too. Glad to hear it had such a positive effect on you :)

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

I started this book and then never did finish it. Oops. But now I'll be getting it back out again ... vacation next week so perfect timing!

Robyn said...

i read this book many moons ago-bt am probably ready for a re-read. never seen the film-but would quite like to see it

Jordan said...

My brother keeps pushing me to read this and I've had a copy at home for a long time but just haven't gotten around to it! This made me want to go home and immediately start reading it (finally). I love books that can be "life changing."

Melissa said...

Have you seen the movie? I thought they did a pretty good job with it. I read the book also.

lil desiqua said...

This is one of my all time favorite books- glad you enjoyed it!