Thursday, December 20, 2007

the kite runner

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is the most heart-wrenching, appealing tale I have read in recent times.

It has mixed emotions in it, in every sense. It has the innocence of childhood, real sorrows of the world, there are relationships, a lots of them, strong ones and weak ones.

I liked the vivid imagery it pictures about the happy-life at Kabul pre-Taliban. I could get the picture more clearly as I have lived in Iran, and those Persian phrases which pop-up in the book were familiar because of the Persian I had learnt back in Iran.

This book has some amazing twists in the story. And they are handled wonderfully well. It also has strong characterizations, even the smallest of character is shaped well, they sure are going to live in your head for long time even after you put down the book.

Well, it's a sad book. Because world isn't fair to all people.

4 comments:

suptadeepti said...

ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು ಶ್ರೀಲತ...

ಹೊಸ ವರುಷ ಹರುಷದಾಯಕವಾಗಿರಲಿ.
ಸುಖ, ಸಂತಸ, ಶಾಂತಿ ತರಲಿ,
ನಗು ಹಬ್ಬಲಿ, ಬಿಗು ತಗ್ಗಲಿ,
ಸಮೃದ್ಧಿಯ ಆಪ್ತ ತೋಳು ಎಲ್ಲರನು ತಬ್ಬಲಿ.

Prabul said...

Good review....
Long back, I had blogged on the same lines.....
http://prabul.blogspot.com/search?q=Kite+Runner

BTW, Happy new year!

ray said...

Hi,

I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘think small’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

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This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)

Cheers,

Anonymous said...

Indeed it's quite sad .. I didn't read the book but saw the movie .
U kno some time people take the shorter route .. I was feeling bad for the people in
Afganistan. Specially the Hazras who for the 1st time I saw were potrayed in a bit of while light.