Friday, June 01, 2007
The Kite Runner
Finally, the long awaited discussion on The Kite Runner! I must say, for weeks after reading it, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I tried picking up other books but they all seemed bland to me after reading such a well crafted novel. I read the book in a total of about 2 days (Noah was a single parent during that time--sorry Noah).
So what makes it so great? I acknowledge that it's not exactly a feel-good kind of book (although I love the redemption of the main character at the end), it has some rather graphic imagery and some difficult subjects. However, you can't help but become captured by the characters, scenery (much of which brought me back to the portion of China where Noah and I lived shortly after getting married--we bordered Afghanistan) and the themes (friendship, betrayal, lies, escape, and finally redemption).
Do you who have read the book agree that it was an incredible book, or did you hate it?