Monday, August 06, 2007

Book Review

I just finished reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I know many of my blogger friends have already read it, but I had to write my own review nonetheless. I have to admit, the story began slowly for me. In fact, my sister-in-law, Amy D. gave it to me to read probably a year ago or so. I started it, put it in my bedside drawer and forgot about it. I just couldn't get into it. Needless to say, I didn't give it the time it deserved. So, I started reading it again after all of the hubub surrounding his newest book, A Thousand Splendid Suns. I wanted to finish The Kite Runner before I began the new one. So, I once again set out to begin reading...only this time, I had company. Rich started reading it too, and before I knew it he was finished and I wasn't! Now I was determined!

So, I finished the book last night and I think it might be one of the best stories I've ever read. It forces such a conglomeration of emotions as you read, and I appreciate that. Hosseini is a master with words, especially in his descriptions of Amir's, the main character, native Afghanistan. This story of true friendship is wrought with agony, nostalgia, separation, heartache and eventual forgiveness. I just got on eBay and bought my copy of his next novel and can't wait to get it!

So, for any of you looking for a good book...I highly recommend this one! It is NOT a light read, so look elsewhere if this is what you wish for. However, when you put this one down after finishing it, you will feel somehow more whole for having done so.

My rating...5 out of 5 stars, even with a slow start!


  1. I want it, I want it, I want it! Have you lent it out already?

  2. Nope! I will gladly let you borrow it! Will you be around sometime tomorrow? I can drop it by your new-temporary place! Oh, and HOW are the plans for the house coming? Maybe you can show them to me when I drop off the book? I think I saw your car at Lott's the other day...probably working on paint and stuff...eXCITING! Can't wait! Let me know!

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