July 10, 2006
The Kite Runner (book)The Kite Runner
This is a very raw book. Any book played out against a backdrop of war and betrayal will deal with heavy issues, but this book is a really heavy book.
I thought it was really enlightening to hear the voices of different types of people in Afghanistan through this book than we in America usually hear through the mainstream news media, etc. Racism is everywhere, religion twisted to justify the ends and desires of certain people is everywhere, but there are also those people everywhere who challenge these specific types of deliberate ignorance and do their part to make their little corner of the globe a more tolerant and just place.
There are so many stories of horrible betrayal, great courage, and shades of redemption in this book. It is a very touching slice of life in Afghanistan. Recommended for people who like their truth raw and uncut.Posted by yargevad at July 10, 2006 11:25 AM