Monday, January 12, 2009

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

I finished reading "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini on the Saturday that just went by. I managed to finish it flat 3 days compared to the weeks I usually take to read books these days.

After reading and hearing such rave reviews from so many people including some of you from the blogworld that I just had to read it. It is a wonderful tale of two little boys from Afghanistan and their journey of growing up and moving on with their lives. How from being such "pukka" friends they drifted apart and they could never see each other again.

The book was very well written and kept you glued to it. The emotions, the turmoils in the lives of the main characters of the story seemed so real that you could almost relate to it. There were 2-3 points in the book that made my eyes wet.

After I finished reading it, for about half an hour I kept thinking about the characters in the book. About their lives and the whole story as such. It made me sigh. It was a mix of sad and a happy sigh. It touched me a lot.

But still I feel his other book "A Thousand Splendid Suns" was much more intense and overpowering than this one.


  1. I havent read 'The kite runner', but have heard a lot many good things about it. The other book -'A Thousand splendid suns' is really good... At times it borders between reality and fiction (but then which book doesn't), and it stays with you for a long time after you have finished reading it.

  2. sounds really good, the book. have been wanting to read it too in English, though. Will probably have to make a specila order. Let's see. :)

  3. Really? I think since you read 'A thousand splendid suns' before this one, you like it better. But both stories are indeed touching and leave you with a lot of food for thought.

  4. I agree, NM. TSS was more touching than TKR! Maybe because we are women, we like women-centric novels more. TSS has had a lasting impact on me like no other book!

  5. oh i have read both of them... but i love the kite runner better, i guess u like the one better which u read first...

    both are very touching and amazing stories

  6. aah,
    i am the only agyani in the whole blogworld
    who has not discovered khaled hosseini so far.
    i will, i will,