Monday, February 2, 2009

The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseini

This is one of the most touching books that i've read in recent times...usually i don't like such touchy-feely tragedies but this one is an exception...the true hero of the story is Hassan..he wins the heart of the readers right away and remains to be the favourite throughout the story though he comes only for about 1/4th part of it....the lifestyle of Afghanistan, with all its caste and status issues,the way Taliban rule affected the lives of so many in Kabul and other areas etc., is brought out beautifully by the author....this book can break even the toughest of people and create its place in their heart...one of the finest books i've read so far and a must-read for anyone who likes sensitive, emotional kind of books....its definitely worth reading....

9 comments:

Sandy said...

You and sensitive, emotional stories??? Who are you and what have you done to my lil' sister? Seriously, I never thought you could like sensitive stuff... Anyways, good to know there is some part of you that is similar to human beings.

My life is my lesson! said...

Hi
I have actually just started to try my hand at reading, let me also try it out. Keep updating on good books, i hope it will help me!

Keep Blogging!
Cheers!

And thanks for droppin by in my blog!

gayathri said...

@ sandy
jus cos i don't advertise my emotions it doesn't mean that i'm an insensitive brat...i like happy and funny stuff but as i told you, this one's an exception...

@ rahul
gud to hear that u've started reading...keep it up...i'll tell you when i read a gud one...

My life is my lesson! said...

:)

Sandy said...

Kiya,
The book is really awesome!!! It made me fall in love with Hassan... It is so difficult finding someone so pure and humble in his thoughts these days. And the kind of unconditional and unflinching love he had for Amir is a truly divine. Made me wonder whether there is a mean and selfish side to our characters (like that of Amir's)...

I guess you have known how to love your sister like Hassan did...

Sriram said...

Hey,
Nice post there... Heard of the book from my frnds... and ve read the reviews too... seems to be a nice read... but reading for me is quite tough... as u know... just dropped by in ur blog... nice to see u keep updating it... Anyways... take care... tata...

Dhinu! said...

It is too good of a book... But however, I would not want to have a Hassan's life..

gayathri said...

@Dhinu
That's true...nobody can be like Hassan in real life...

workhard said...

My sis in law suggested me to read this book.. i heard its really good...


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