The Kite Runner
Posted 25 August 2005 - 02:36 AM
I just finished reading The Kite Runner (written by Khaled Hosseini) and it was probably the best novel i've ever read. It was riveting; I couldnt tear myself away from it, even though it was quite painful to read. The twists and turns catch you by surprise, and it gives irony a new meaning. I reccomend it to everyone, however: This book is very "graphic". You will get very emotional reading this; I was crying for a good third of the book.
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 09:48 AM
I was wondering is it good to read books like that, especially when they effect you emotionally? I read one novel in one night, I was that hooked.
Posted 30 August 2005 - 08:56 AM
You read it?! I want to read it! It was recommended to me by a member of another forum. Sounds really interesting! Only problem is, i don't order books on the internet, and I still haven't seen it in bookstores.....
Thanks for the warning! (on the tears/emotions!)
Posted 30 August 2005 - 12:06 PM
I read this, because I heard it had the backdrop of Afghan history and culture. It was interesting getting an insight into that, and really nice reading about the relationship of two of the characters early on.
But reading it showed me that it's perhaps good to minimise or be careful reading fiction - like Luffy says, you can get hooked, and lose hours of time, where you could be doing more beneficial things...
Posted 30 August 2005 - 02:05 PM
very true about fiction.....i couldnt even put it down.