July 14, 2008

The Kite Runner; Khaled Hosseini

I’ve never done across-the-board book review before, but this book deserves my uttermost affection and fascination and that I am proud to make my own review on it. Here goes…

It is Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner published in 2003 and was a New York Times Best Seller and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year on the same year it was published. It was so good that the DreamWorks Pictures have translated it into
motion pictures sometime in 2007 and was nominated in Academy and Golden Globe Award. I wonder if Oprah ever read this book.

It is a story of a young boy named Amir, a son of a wealthy-widowed businessman in relatively peace 1970-ish Kabul, and Hassan, the son of Amir’s father’s menial. Both of them are inseparable, spending most of their time running kites and slingshot their neighbor’s dog, until one painful event changes the good-natured of their relationship for good.

Even after Amir and his father moved to America, where he grows and become a notable author, he was haunted by the pain memory of his betrayal and disloyalty towards Hassan. Eventually land of Afghan calls him back to repent his faults.

For me it’s not just about a story of one person’s effort for redemption and to undone the past, but it is a story of common humanity and universal morality that reflects us collectively. Be it rich or poor, Taliban or none-Taliban, soccer guy or dance boy, we are all the same.

I don’t know about you, but this book shall remain as my priceless possession from now and beyond.

I'MNOSUPERMAN: "When you kill a man, you steal a life. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.”

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