3.15.2010

The Kite Runner...


i'd always heard of this book. people always said they'd read it and loved it and so i thought it would be a good one to read. kind of a "new classic" or something. i started it...got through a hundred or so pages and stalled. it was so sad. it was so depressing. why couldn't amir just be brave and good and kind and all the things that the main characters of books are supposed to be. but he was more real. maybe that was the point. but i was talking with my friend audrey today and saying maybe i would just move on from The Kite Runner because i wasn't getting very far. and she said, the ending is so good and then i thought, well dang! now i'm gonna have to see about that....

i usually don't quit books though. when i was pregnant with avery there were two that i started that i just couldn't follow through with. Wicked and The Tenth Circle. for whatever reason, i just couldn't. elphaba scared the daylights out of me as a baby in Wicked and Jodi Piccoult, well, she writes about hard, hard issues and that was one i was not willing to tackle, once i got into it.

long story short (too late) (name that movie!), i finished Kite Runner tonight. i REALLY liked it. it made me think. it brought in cultural aspects of Afghanistan that i never really thought of, or knew to even think of. several twisty parts that i just wasn't expecting...a really good read. i enjoyed it but it was sad, for heaven's sake! but the subject matter isn't exactly daisies and sunshine here people!

so there you go audrey, i did it! whew! thanks for the encouragement.

4 comments:

Amelia and Justin said...

Uh, that movie would most definitely be CLUE! (best.movie.ever!)

I have to say I appreciate that you put little book reviews on your blog. That way I can make a somewhat more informed choice when I am looking for something good to read.

Mariley Johnson said...

Mark and I listed to Kite Runner when we drove to AZ last summer. It was a hard hard book. I think we just came away from it feeling heavy. But hey, sometmes things are heavy.

I am known to not finish books a lot. I feel like i just don't want to waste my time. If i don't like it, then i don't have to read it. After all, it's not for school or anything.

And thanks for the birthday message!

Nikki said...

I agree...great story, too sad. I'm glad I read it though. Good job for finishing :)

Audrey said...

Way to go!!! Now, this is the part where I say, "See? I told you so." and "Never question me again." Way to stick it out. Isn't he a tricky writer? You never see that twist!!!