Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dispatches from Iran

Sara, my friend in Iran, has graciously agreed to write a guest post for my blog. Here it is:

The Kite Runner

I like this novel, because before to read it I don’t know much about the Afghanistan and always thought this country is backward. When I read this, I know some things about this country and my appointed view, this book is very good.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is one of the best books that I have read. This is a page turner with complex characters and situations that will make you think hard about friendship, good and evil, betrayal, and redemption. It is intense and contains some graphic scenes.

The Kite Runner is a novel by the author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books, it is Hosseini's first novel, and was adapted into a film of the same name in 2007. I ask you first read the book and after watch the movie, because the book is very good and watching the movie without to read the book is meaningless.
The Kite Runner received the South African Boeke prize in 2004. It was the first best seller for 2005 in the United States , according to Nielsen Bookscan .It was also voted the Reading Group Book of the Year for 2006 and 2007 and headed a list of 60 titles submitted by entrants to the Penguin/Orange Reading Group prize ( UK ) and the film received:

65th Golden Globe Awards
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Alberto Iglesias)
80th Academy Awards
Best Original Score (Alberto Iglesias)

The American Library Association reports that The Kite Runner is one of its most-challenged books of 2008, with multiple attempts to remove it from libraries due to "offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group."

And Isabel Allende said: this is one of those unforgettable stories that stays with you for years, all the great themes of literature and of life are the fabric of this extraordinary novel : love, honor, guilt, fear, redemption.
so . . . who wants to by me a book?


  1. Personalfailure,

    This is unrelated to you post. I just wanted to say thank you for commenting regarding my husband on my blog. It is humbling when someone that views things as different as different can be~ leaves kind words and helpful info.
    Thank you!

  2. This book has been on my to-read list for SO long and for some reason I never get around to actually reading it. I'll have to get serious about it this time.

    Excellent post, Sara. Good to see you over here! :)

  3. i already bought you a book.

    so - NOT IT


  4. I love reading this book but unfortunately I don't have whenever I have time I will read one of the best books...


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