I think it’s official: I am The Last Person To Read The Kite Runner. What can I say? So many books, so little time.
If you’ve lived under a rock in a hole at the bottom of the ocean (there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea…there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea…there’s a hole…there’s a hole…there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea….there’s a rock in the hole in the bottom of the sea…there’s a rock in the hole in the bottom of the sea…there’s a rock…there’s a rock…there’s a rock in the hole in the bottom of the sea…anyone care to continue?), you will still probably know what this book is about. But just in case, here’s my run-on synopsis: The Kite Runner is about Amir, who betrays his childhood friend, Hassan, when he’s around 12 and that one incident shapes who he becomes. It is a story of loyalty, betrayal, friendship, love, forgiveness, redemption, relationships…ultimately it is everyone’s story, because who hasn’t done something that they wish they could take back, that one thing if done differently would have changed a lot of things?
This was a beautiful story. The writing is fluid and I found myself engrossed, wanting to read it any chance I could. I don’t really know what to say except if you haven’t read it yet, go read it now. And don’t come back till yer done.
Rating: 90 out of 100
Since I did such a lame review, if anyone would like to link to their review, please do so. I beg you. Save me from my embarassment.
Secondly, please raise your hand if you haven’t read this book yet.