Michael's review of The Kite Runner
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Dec 30, 2007 02:36pm
You really dislike this book don't you?
Personally I loved the book entirely. I don't think Amir was intentionally cruel, cowardly, dull, or weak. First of all he was young. He was hardly capable of being so responsible for himself. More importantly I think the author is almost using Amir’s personality to point out the faults in many humans today. People don't like to be responsible; our society is teaching us to use others to get above everyone, to appear invincible while remaining internally weak, and to think solely of ourselves. The author was practically writing a satire at some points.
I'll totally back you up with the use of Farsi language. It added to the story at times because you got a taste of the culture but it was a bit excessive.
I loved the ending. Now I'm actually worried about the movie though. Movies made from books have a tendency to butcher the story.
Apr 11, 2010 08:34pm
i like your recommendation :) haha
Aug 19, 2012 09:13am
strangely enough, some best-sellers are actually good! but not if oprah has touted them
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