Thursday, 9 December 2010

The Kite Runner

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

I thought of sharing with you some information of novels I've read recently. I got them both from Turkey. The one that I really loved is the Kite runner which is a best seller and the first novel of Khaled Hosseini.  It has been made into a film.

I can't express enough how much I enjoyed this novel, it is the kind that you become so involved with it. It brings tears and pain to you, as well as smiles. It has so much reality in it as well. I recommend it to everyone. 

I just bought today the other novel of the same writer, A thousand Splended Suns, which is suppose to be very good as well. 

The other novel that I have read in Turkey is Harem; a journey of love. It is written by Asli Sancar who has done a great deal of research on the subject of harems It is not my type of novels but it did clear so much misunderstandings I had like many others about the Ottoman empire harems, the way it run and the way they are treated. 

I will be reading my other novel now, so till then...Enjoy your time and tell us what you have been reading :)..


aynzan said...

oh !! So you read too..Thats nice .Books are always a friend in need dont you think so ? have you read Jean Stassons 'For the love of a son'..Its about an Afghan woman fighting for her freedom..So Poignant..I just finished it..Can someone come with an idea to exchange books between bookworms in the middle east..I have so much to share...

rialive said...

Salam Alaykum...
It is an amazing novel mashaAllah!!
I watched the movie 1st though, and the book is better.

well, i think every books that makes me cry are awesome :D

sisters hugs!

MoOn said...

Aynzan, I have read the older books of Jean sassons, one of them is the princess, cant remember the others.I should get that inshallah.
I wish I can exchange books,,I've loads and want to read more :D

Thank you my sis :)

MoOn said...

I totally agree, a book that touches your soul and makes you cry is a good one :)..
I have just finished 'thousand splendid son" amazing as well..can make you really cry ..

Thank you my sis <3 :)

~Rushes~ said...

I thought 'A Thoughsand splendid Suns' was no where near the leaue of 'The Kite Runner'. For the first time I felt that the movie was better than the novel when I saw The Kite Runner. I think the writter just wrote A Thousand Splendid Suns for the sake of writing another book following his best seller...I didn't like it really.

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