Book 18: The Kite Runner

Looking back over my reading list for this year, either this book, – The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, or The Wednesday Wars, is the best book so far this year.

Although terribly sad, as any book about Afghanistan is bound to be, this book was all about redemption, and taking responsibility for our actions. The book is brilliantly written, and I was very surprised to find out that it wasn’t based on actual events. However, the author is in fact from Kabul, and grew up there, and many of the characters are based on actual people he knew.

Apparently the movie is really good, too, and I’m looking forward to seeing that once my Beloved has read the book.