Wade’s review of The Kite Runner
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Jan 10, 2013 12:26PM
I read this book quite some time ago but this review seems 'on the money' to me, recounting in an honest way the strengths and weaknesses of the book. Quite unlike the 'holier than thou' screeds also entered as reviews.
Nov 26, 2013 07:05PM
For me the beginning was quite the opposite I didn't want to put the book down. I kept longing for the climax therefore I kept reading however there was a dramatic fall in the parts after the climax. I wasn't all that happy about that but was surprised by the ending. Unlike "A Thousand Splendid Suns" the book didn't have a happily ever after ending which made it more realistic.
Dec 12, 2013 09:03PM
Totally agree. Reading this book, I kind of had a hard time finding the light of the situations Amir had to go through. I was completely alarmed and shocked at the fact he witnesses Hassan's rape and also refuses to call for help. Like you said, I felt sympathetic towards his thoughts and ideas but eventually became aggravated by his inability to set things straight with Hassan and just making really silly decisions. Some people most likely can relate to this because all of us have made decisions we weren't necessarily proud of and that decision not only effects you but others as well. Practically, Amir ruins and saves Hassan's life. Without Amir's friendship, I doubt Hassan would have made it that far but if Amir would have just been less selfish and found a way to contact Hassan later, maybe Hassan could of survived longer than he does. I too found Assef to be a key symbol of a group such as the Taliban because of his horrible acts that he does to young boys that he claims is right since they are Hazara; this perfectly shows the flaws found in the ideas people create to fit their own needs.
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