01 November 2007

The Kite Runner

I finished a book called The Kite Runner today. You must read it. It's excruciating at times, yet so beautiful. This is an author that can pull your fears and insecurities to the surface of your mind. I felt so aware of myself and my emotions through the whole book. I was bawling at certain parts and had to put it down in order to collect myself. This book is raw and vivid. It's so perfectly descriptive that you can feel exactly what is going on. Sometimes I would get so worked up by what I read that I had a hard time falling asleep at night. I'm very excited about the movie coming out. If it's anything like the book, it's going to be amazing. Anyone want to borrow it?
I started a new book already. It's called Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer. I've only read about 9 pages so far and it already looks very promising. It's a book with some dark humor. Right up my alley. The same author wrote Everything Is Illuminated. I haven't read it, but I've seen the movie and really enjoyed it. I'll let you know how this one is.


lydia said...

I feel the same way about the Kite Runner...I read it this summer. I thought it was an autobiography for about the first half because the descriptions were so incredibly vivid. I have about 30 pages left of his second novel A Thousand Splendid Suns and have loved it as well. I actually liked the Kite Runner better, but I am the only person I know who feels this way, so I still highly recommend it. It's about two women in Afghanistan during the same time period. I will finish it tonight, so maybe I will feel differently when I am done. You're welcome to borrow it, if you wish.

Shann said...

Vaness, do you remember that I wanted to borrow that book? We saw the preview for the movie together and I had the chills and you told me your mom gave you the book and you hadn't read it yet...is that right? I'm glad you did, and I would love to read it next!