Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Kite Runners

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I have yet to sink my teeth into Khaled Hosseini’s first novel, The Kite Runners (Bloomsbury/Riverhead, 2003), the story of friendship, childhood betrayal and ethnic tension in pre-Taliban Afghanistan. Despite having heard so many wonderful things about it, I have yet to get round to reading this best-selling novel. The movie will be out in December 2007. His new novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns (Bloomsbury/Riverhead, 2007), a story of women in a land torn by strife and upheaval, has been setting the book charts on fire since it was released in May 2007.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too have yet to read this book. I ordered a copy from an online bookseller yesterday and hope to fit in this year. Enjoy your read!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Kite Runner movie is released in theaters December 14th, and I cannot wait. I am a huge fan of Khaled Hosseini, David Benioff, and Marc Forster. I highly recommend you read the novel before you see the movie, but if that's not possible, definitely go check out the film!
Kite Runner Movie

Friday, December 07, 2007 8:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Zarina said...

Hi Eric, good to know someone else who hasn't read the book. I haven't, and am tempted to go straight to a thousand splendid suns.

Monday, December 10, 2007 3:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i read the book and i loved it! i just watched the movie and was a bit disappointed. so much emotions and details were left out. i bought a thousand splendid suns a while back but haven't had a chance to read it...still trying to finish atonement, which i must say is surprisingly identical to the movie.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 11:39:00 PM  

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