Friday, March 4, 2011

The Kite runner

I finally read it!

Let's have a small discussion about it. 
So starting with who's your favorite characters? Who did you feel like killing while reading the book?

I  loved Hassan. How one could be so selfless, loving and self sacrificing?And to the one who doesn't even think of him as a friend! It very very hard to imagine or believe. And there's another guy I felt good about was 'Baba', Amir and Hassan's father. 

Amir! I want to kill that git. He watched Hassan getting raped and...he just ran away? And still he had the guts to hurt him once more? Wow. BTW, there are people like him, not many, but plenty around these days.

And I detested Agha Amir and I want to lock him up with Aseef jaan and a few of those adorable Taliban. T

Overall: 5/5. I cried for the second time while reading a book, the first time I had tears in my eyes was Dumbledore's death.


How do you write four between a five? Simple, fIVe.

Cheers, 
H.B.L

13 comments:

Aleeza said...

this book was amazing. i loved hassan too :)
and that four between five thing...i read it on an sms yesterday :P

Talha said...

I haven't read the book but i might :)

Asma said...

It was great read. Loved the book

Mia Mirza said...

I listened to Mr. Bean =P
The book was great... and Hassan was the most likable characters...
I like your style =)
Thanks for following =)

Rebecca Armstrong said...

Thank you for popping over to my blog and following. It means a lot :)

Tazeen said...

The book was great. Didn't everybody love Hasan? :D

However, stuff regarding the Taliban and Afghanistan's history were one-sided but that's another story altogether.

You should read A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author, if you haven't already. It was beautiful.

A Great Liar said...

Well, one is never too late when it comes to reading a good book, and this is one of the modern greats. Without a doubt. One of those books that takes a while for the reader to shrug it off his system.

Eeshie said...

I need to read that book as well!

Lol, I love your blog :]

Nas said...

That book in on my list.
Kabhi time milay ga to par loon ga :D.

And don't ruin the PLOT!

And thank you for the follow!
Where's your follow button?

:)

Roshni said...

I bawled when Agha sahb died =(

raw said...

one have to merely make a comment to b 'cute', lyf was nvr ds easy :D!

dun worry I hvnt read it yet, bt already bought 'Thousand splendid suns', so I guess I'll b reading T.K.R soon. thnx for d recommendation!

IV-nd really, u too!? these sms's spread lyk wild fire!

Thinking said...

I read "The Kite Runner," by Khaled Hosseini.

I decided on a whim to buy it in the bus stop since my bus for Hyderabad was delayed by over an hour.

I read it on the bus (with some sleep)and only started mixing it up with my dreams somehow. But it's a long story.

It's a good book.

It's amazing how universal certain things are -- the immigrant experience, diaspora, a country having a dominant culture and subordinate (and therefore oppressed) culture.

I confess I am pretty ignorant when it comes to any culture...hmm...even my own...so I found the story told from an Afghani point of view was fascinating.

I had only heard of a Hazara but know about it once I read the novel.

I also noticed some uncanny similarities between the protagonist's father and my own father.

Are all dads from the Asian continent all the same?!

Anyhow...like I said...it's a good book.

But I don't know....there was something...which was missing....

May be life's plan...it doesn't work like that....

May be character's characters...

hmm...but there was somthing missing...so sorry to say the novel didn't get the space by my bedside...this is a novel to stay in drawing room's book shelf.

But yes...when I read Husseini's The Thousand Splendid Suns....it astonished me.

hmm....

[[[ x Smiley x ]]] said...

Its an ahmaziing book! Loved it.
Have you read his other one, A thousand Splendid Suns?