The Kite Runner
Hmmm... Now what do I think about it ?!
It was a story of sadness suffering repentance acceptance forgiveness and blah and blah and blah. I know it was supposed to be a great book and all but it just did not move me. It was like a local language serial that moves on and on with twists and turns and the storyline seemed like all the hardships and difficulties in the world will come down and blowup on the central characters of the novel.
I know it's a very serious novel and has touched many hearts and I apologize for so vehemently criticizing the novel.
Yes, I pity the hardships the characters faced. Yes many of them are terrible and have happened in real life too and war has destroyed many lives and homes. I agree.
But what makes me criticize is that the spirit of the book. It didn't feel genuine. It didn't feel like it was written to show out the suffering or to speak of human values. It seemed like it was aimed at making you cry so that it can be a best-seller. Well I didn't shed a tear. Not because I am heartless. Just because it didn't touch my heart.
A Thousand Splendid Suns
I love the title. Even more so how the title came to be. It's beautiful. This touched my heart. Period
The rest of the novel didn't seem to move me. In fact for most of the book I didn't follow why the story is happening. It started off well. But then, it just went on and on and it ended somewhere. I didn't even feel like it had an ending or what the book was supposed to be about. I failed to see it.
Bottom line: I can't appreciate Khaled Hosseini. I guess I shouldn't be reading his books.