segunda-feira, 30 de maio de 2016

Book Review | The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Emotionally overwhelming. The Kite Runner is one of the best books I have ever read, but it's not a read for every occasion. It is devastating. It tells a tale of a boy who experiences a tough journey from being a kite runner kid to being an adult who escapes Afghanistan but has to feel the consequences of war.

The tale travels from a happy childhood that ends prematurely to a mature life from the eyes of someone who saw more than his eyes and heart could bear. It digs into history and culture, as if they were mere curiosities, and it reveals a magical country that cannot escape political and religious turmoil.

It's one of those books one cannot stop reading just to get to a possible happy conclusion. I will not spoil any of the story, but I have to say it was a very bumpy ride and one that made me cringe.

Hosseini created an alternate universe right in the middle of a real one, where sadness corrupts lives. It opened a door for things I did not know about or ones that I only knew from distanced news that cover only a portion of the real events. At the same time, the story was so dense and full of details that it seemed inspired in someone's life. Sadly, one knows there must have been stories much worse than that of the main character.

This is one of those books I will recommend "a thousand times over" to everyone who enjoys reading,



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