Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Powerful...riveting....unforgettable...evocative....extraordinary


These are words used by other reviewers to describe this #1 New York Times Bestseller and first novel by Khaled Hosseini.


This was my second selection for the 52 week challenge, chosen because it was a Christmas gift from my daughter last year and it's been sitting on my shelf just waiting for me to dive in and crack it open. I thought it was an amazing story - a tale of two boys and their lives growing up in modern day Afghanistan - it opened my eyes to a part of the world an a way of life I am not too familiar with. I will definitely put his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, on my ever growing TBR list.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you really liked it. I'm still on the fence with this one. Will have to check it out some more.

    Thanks

    Robin

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