Saturday, 1 February 2014

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: 2014 Blogger Challenge

Hey Lovelies. I have a book I suggest for you a thousand times over. ;) It’s called The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It's a book that is one of the top at the you should cry reading this list (I didn't but you know, it was still extremely good!) I started this book after reading a later novel by Hosseini. I did not like it as much, but this one was very good.

This story follows through the like of Amir, a boy born in Afghanistan to his father, Baba, with a good friend called Hassan. As the story continues he grows into a man and has many trials or difficult situations in his life. But all through it he doesn’t forget those that matter most to him: Baba and Hassan. It’s a story of a person who battles with his own morals of good and bad, and battles with his own cowardice or bravery; it is always hard to tell which is which. What I find truly aspiring in this novel is how he goes about putting these internal battles into a compelling story while still showing us the world of Afghanistan.

There are many themes and messages you can take away from this book. But the theme that stood out to me the most was love and regret. You need to overlook the small things and forgive, to truly be with those you love. And if you don’t, you’ll always have your regrets. You can try to amend them, and in the end what you really need to also do is forgive yourself. That is the message I took away: forgiveness is always necessary, especially when you cannot forget.

My favourite part of the novel would have to be the end. I am not going to tell you what happened, but I will say that throughout the story I was going on a journey with Amir, his life journey. And I was constantly learning and listening and feeling what was happening in his life. The ending was promising. The ending was hopeful. That made me smile. 

I will say Khaled Hosseini did write one book that I read (called And The Mountains Echoed). That is his latest one. It was alright and I don’t think it quite reaches the standard of this one. I highly suggest this book, and hope you enjoy it. I cannot wait until I’ve gotten the movie in my hands and see if it matches in comparison to the book.
 


Have you read this? What did you think?

16 comments:

  1. I totally agree- The Kite Runner is a wonderfully crafted novel with themes and ideas that resonate so wholly... And The Mountains Echoed, although a sound book in its own right, wasn't a patch on The Kite Runner. I did particularly enjoy A Thousand Splendid Suns more than the others though. :-)

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    1. I haven't read A Thousand Splendid Suns but I will review it when I do :) It's on my bookshelf ready for me to read real soon!

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  2. Never read this one but always wanted to.

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  3. This sounds like a really great book. Must add it to my reading list!
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  4. I haven't read this but I am definitely going to make time for it!
    -Lina x

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  5. Great review. I haven't read this one yet but loved A Thousand Splendid Suns. :)

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    1. A Thousand Splendid Suns is one I have yet to read. But it's ready for me to get to soon ^.^

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  6. I need to read this book... ;) Nice review, Livvy! You know who I am now... xD

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  7. This quote stuck with me for a long time after I read the book.
    “Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don't have to say anything”

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  8. This will go on my reading list ;)

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    1. Yes, you should try it out! A must read :D

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