Kite Runner

So the book of last month’s read(don’t judge me) was “Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. Great read! I would describe this book as very intense and emotional but also informative, sincere, and genuine.

I know some people are thinking “you are “MAD” late reading that book” or “Wasn’t that made into a movie?” and the response to both is YES! However… I still want to share to those who may not know about the book/movie as well and also share my opinion and feedback:-)

This story is about a boy, Amir whose father, Baba, was rich and wealthy with servants, a father and son as well, who happen to be close friends of the family. Taking place during America’s invasion of Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban; this book chronicles his life growing up, the importance of family and society’s values and the controversies he faces throughout.

Amir grew up attempting to please his father. The most important thing to him was his father’s approval but this task seemed most difficult even when he tried the hardest. Eventually Amir grew up with a huge guilt and self pitty never amounting to who he thought his father would be proud of and always regretting the choses he made in the past. Reading about his journey Amir faced the good versus evil struggle and battled with what was right and what was wrong. Eventually we see a dramatic change in his character for a great cause. In the end even though he continues to question the choices he made, Amir knows for sure that there may be no such thing as “happily ever after” for his story but respects the guilt that motivated his good actions.

Khaled Hosseini is extremely descriptive narrating both enjoyable and traumatizing events but surprisingly his words are poetic enough to make this read engaging and motivational. However it is no surprise that this book is a New York Times best seller.

Kite Runner is a unique story but reveals universal issues of guilt, regret, forgiveness, redemption, happiness, and pride. In other words I was crying in my bed, on the train, at work and before comedy shows…. ridiculous!

If you don’t want to hear about betrayal, suicides, and gory deaths, this may not be the book for you! My partner/reader in crime and I agreed that the next book will be light  hearted and cheerful because we were emotionally connected to this book. Mostly because I couldn’t believe some of the things that were exposed and how even when things seemed to get worst, they were capable of worsening, eventually leaving me to question “when will this end”, “can he do anything right?”

I would definitely encourage this read! My favorite quote of the book is: “how have the whores been lately? No seriously!!!! “There is only one sin. And that is theft… When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.”

In the upcoming blogs I will post Aminah’s book club and list all of the books I read last year and upcoming books that I know I will read… If you have any comments or suggestions, let me know!!!

Stay wreckless people,

Aminah

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