Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Kite Runner

I finished my current read today at work, and I am really sad about it.  You know when you read a book that you don't want to stop reading? This was one of them.  It had it's fair share of action and adventure, but what I loved most was the themes of love and forgiveness and loyalty.  It made me think about things in a different way, and I love books that can do that.  There were so many moments that tugged at my heart strings and just made you really feel what these characters were feeling.  I don't want to say too much, because you should just read it (or if you are 100% against reading, there is a movie, which I'm sure isn't as good, because what movie is).  There are some mature elements and a little bit of swearing in the book, so if you do read it, be warned :)

Since I am a quote fanatic, here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

"Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie."

"War doesn't negate decency.  It demands it, even more than in times of peace."

"Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don't have to say anything."

"A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer."

If you get a chance, I would highly recommend this book.


  1. This is really one of my most favorite books. I agree, it was so good that you dont want to stop reading it. If you like this one you should totally read A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author. It's from two girls' point of view.

  2. Yeah, I'll have to look that one up and read it. The author is really good. He uses so few words, but it's so powerful. Love it!


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