Saturday, September 29, 2007

Kite Runner

By Khaled Hosseini. Hosseini is first generation Afghan-American, the son of a diplomat who moved to San Jose, got an MD from UCSD and wrote his first novel, Kite Runner, in 2004 after practicing medicine for 8 years. The book is a work of fiction, but like they say, first novels are always somewhat autobigraphical. This one also ties in closely with recent current events. The book is written through the perspective of Amir, who grows up in Kabul with his best buddy Hassan and eventaully flees to Hayward, CA with his father and renturns to Afghanistan months before 9-11 to fulfill a dying man's wish. All the while he struggles with inner conflict and comes to grasps with the truth about himself, his family and his culture. A Kite Runner is one who chases down plumetting kites after their lines have been severed by the glass encrusted line of another kite.

>On 2007-09-29,20:50:27 Blaise wrote:

>>Oh, this book also has gay pedophilia. Hey I just read book, I don't know why there's always gay pedophilia in them.

>On 2007-10-01,18:24:17 Kathryn wrote:

>>I still loved the book though! They're making a movie out of this book too.

>On 2007-10-02,19:24:32 Blaise wrote:

>>What! I should just get netflix.

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