Friday, November 14, 2008

The Kite Runner

I've been reading quite many books whenever im in m'sia all these years
especially i'd borrow whatever books from my friends during summers
and the kite runner was one of them
it is the first english-language novel from an Afghani author- Khaled Hosseini (in the year of 2003)
kian told me it's nice
scanning the cover and the author
i didnt believe
but still, i started reading.. (boring ma..)
it's slighly boring in the beginning
slowly.. and.. wow..
it's awesome!!!
i'd say it was written realisticly
this is what i love
plus there were some shocking climax
(in which some of them can actually make people tear)
i love cultural thingy too
as it brought me into other's world
to see things through their cultural views
there are many nice quotes -
"There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft..."
"Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors"
"For you, a thousand times over."
Oh but why would i mention this book that i read about a year ago?
that's because i watched the movie at the fairtrade cinema yesterday!!

i was actually worrying that the movie will be disappointing..
this is what happens always
that great books doesnt mean great movies!
(Harry Potter series is one of the good example, isn't it?)
BUT.. this is the exception!!
the movie is great!
hmm.. i'd say the book is still far better
but i love the movie too
i guess those who never read love it as well
it's very different from what i imagined
you know, when you read, you create scenes, you imagine how things are like
but.. hmm..
perhaps the differences are also what made me liking the movie : )
recommend it! if you have a bit of time to read

now i miss reading.. (ehmm i mean.. not academically)
feel like running away from my own and entering other's world..


Peng said...

wah! the movie is out!? since when!? I want to watch!! I wanted to read this book also actually, but no chance....

Alice See S.Y said...

i watched this movie some time ago.. nice rite?! but i never got the chance to read it..

and the sodomising part..very geram le..dont u think??!!

huibee said...

eh the movie came out at 2007 -_-"
read the book la!!

you geram because of Amir not helping Hassan, or because those guys bullying him?
im not geram i think.. but i feel sad because Amir wasn't helping..
although it is very reasonable -he's just a kid afterall, if he stood up for hassan, means he would kena also.. =/
eh you are like watching every type of movies la.. hahaha..

Ng said...

you should try A Thousand Splendid Suns too
i think it's better than The Kite Runner.
I'd watched this movie,
nice and it is definitely one of my favourite movies ^^


huibee said...

im going to read A Thousand Splendid Suns
my friend offered to lend me
but no time to read yet =/

but i cant imagine how it'd be like if it's better than The Kite Runner!

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