Saturday, February 19, 2011

"The Kite Runner"

The Kite Runner movie poster
About a month ago I watched a movie called The Kite Runner and it was so good! I knew this movie was also a book, so I decided to get it from the library. *When I watch movies that are based on books I like to read the book either before or after so that I can see how it compares to the movie, and vice versa.

The book (by Khaled Hosseini) was just as good as the movie, if not better. The movie follows the book really well, which was nice since most movies are so different than the books they're based off of. I listened to the book on CD, and the person who read the book was also the author, so it was neat to hear the author read the book and pronounce all of the Afghan words the way they are meant to be said.

Although this was a good book, it was really sad and difficult to get through at times. However, it was a tale of redemption and forgiveness – not just forgiving others, but also forgiving yourself and letting go of the demons in your past that haunt you. This book was thought-provoking and gives you food for thought.
The Kite Runner book cover


anisa said...

Have you read his book "A Thousand Splendid Suns"? If not, I highly recommend it. I read both of them back to back about two years ago. I found "The Kite Runner" had parts that were high disturbing but brave, all at the same time. My biggest fear in those two books, though, was that there are actually people that believe that they portray Islam accurately, which they do not. Afghan culture, yes. But Islam, most definitely not. It was actually scary to me to find that the church I used to attend was using "The Kite Runner" as one of it's book club's "learn about Islam" selections one month.

I was really impressed by the movie that it was released with subtitles and not just a small "coffee house" type movie, but a full studio movie. That was pretty cool!

(BTW - your sister Laura sent me in your direction when we were exchanging blog links on an LDS board I frequent even though I'm not LDS (Muslim, actually)! And I'll definitely be back to read more!)

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