I'll try my best to keep this review short and sweet.
This book is the 3rd book I've read by Khaled Hosseini. He never fails to deliver, even though ThI'll try my best to keep this review short and sweet.
This book is the 3rd book I've read by Khaled Hosseini. He never fails to deliver, even though The Kite Runner is his first book. This book has shaken me to my very core, and I'll tell you why.
I believe this book to be an absolute masterpiece. There is pure honesty written in these pages, and I find it refreshing and sobering. The honesty that I refer is not the honesty between characters, but the honesty the characters have with the reader.
Amir, our narrator and protagonist, touched me in a way that I could hardly bear. There are too little books these days that tell of the difficuluties of life. Fortunately, The Kite Runner is not one of those books. Life begins easy for our protagonist, but turns into a storm after his first kite run with his servant, Hassan. Even though this book is a work of fiction, it sends a clear message of how life is unbias in how it affects people - rich or poor.
At the same time, however, there are relationships in the world that will help you get through those hard times that life throws. The honesty and faithfullness of Hassan, Amir's servant, is one that every reader will cherish. I clutched at this book and wept from the sheer clarity of Hassan's character and his love for Amir, and I wept for Amir's goodness in him, for his goodness gave him a conscience that readers become deeply involved in.
TL;DR, please, for the love of God, read this work of art....more
I'd like to say that this book deserves every single one of those stars. This is a 5 star books. It's told in two perspectivThis book. Where to start.
I'd like to say that this book deserves every single one of those stars. This is a 5 star books. It's told in two perspectives: One perspective is from the main character during World War Two, while the other perspective is about the girl who is discovering how she's connected to the main character during World War Two. Both view points complement each other very well.
I first came across this book when I was finding another book. I was hesitant on picking it up because I have never heard of it before and I wasn't much of a historical fiction reader. I had two other books with me, but I decided to give Tamar a go. I'm so glad I did. This book drew me in right away, mainly because of how you could instantly dive right into the plot. It starts out with the grandfather choosing a child's name, which of course if the name of the novel. Then it shifts gears and transports the reader to the late stages of WWII, which caught my attention even more. The plot itself was not hard to follow; It's simplistic, but I think that's the beauty of it.
I didn't drop the book all day yesterday (unless I had to, for daily activities). I basically neglected everything else to get as far as I could with this book. It was a little slow to begin with, but once it starts, it starts. There are so many things that happen all at once, and with the changing perspectives, it's the type of book that makes you say, "Oh, I'll just finish this chapter." And when the new chapter starts, as soon as you read the first sentence, your head does a follow up and says, "I suppose another chapter wouldn't hurt!" And that's how it was with me. I read well into the night, until sleep threatened to make me forget everything I read. That, and the words began to float around the page.
I probably say this with every single book I read, but the plot really thickens the closer you get to the end. The title of "Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal" perfectly describes this book in three short, sweet, but powerful words. It came to the point where I had to go back to third grade, and cover the line that was after the current one I was reading with my bookmark because I didn't want to spoil it for myself. I'd kick myself over and over if I had ruined it. As soon as I finished the last page, I flipped back to the first page and read the prologue again. Then it all really hit me.
The very first sentence, if read very carefully, lays out the conflict for the rest of the novel. And that's what I really loved about this book. In the end, you really saw it coming, but you didn't, because most if not all of us reads the first sentence of a novel wishy-washily because we're too impatient and we want to start diving straight into the book. It's beautiful.
Even though this book gets 5 stars, it's not a book I would reread, personally. So many things happen in the book, and it has to be read carefully to fully grasp the idea behind every detail. I said the plot was simple - and it still is - but make sure you read with care. If you have to reread the book, it takes away from the novel altogether because you already know what's going to happen. It's best to keep this book fresh in your mind, and with the details that you pay so close to (right?), you shouldn't have to reread.
This was a fabulous book. I will shove this book on you, because everyone should read this book at least once. This is the type of book that's not well known, but once people have gotten a hold of it, they're in for a ride. Then they'll tell their friends, who'd tell their friends, who'd tell their friends, who'd tell their friends, who'd tell their friends......more
I came into this book, not expecting much. I didn't think I would like it at all. But I was wrong. I liked it. No wait - scratch that. I LOVED it. I uI came into this book, not expecting much. I didn't think I would like it at all. But I was wrong. I liked it. No wait - scratch that. I LOVED it. I usually steer clear away from historical fiction books because I'm always so caught up in my fantasy books, but WFE beats a lot of the fantasy books I read by a long shot. The idea is so simplistic, but it's also very articulate and addicting. I found myself reading this book everyone - during dinner, waking up, going to sleep, before and after classes, during classes...Any free time I had went straight to this book. And it was worth my time and more.
It was a heart warming story with every single thing needed to make it an amazing book - romance, tragedy, happiness, excitement, and different ideas that separates it from other books.
I'm glad I picked this book up. I think not expecting much from it made me love it all the more, just because it stood beyond my expectations. I would read this over, and over, and over again....more