9.24.2008

Review: The Kite Runner

It has been ages since I last posted. I didn't know what to say, or what to write. I suspect that it was my Ramadan routine that was the culprit. Always the same; getting up late, not eating, eating, sleeping late. Basically, my life has failed to provide any inspiration for posting.

But I realise that nothing is going to change if I don't change it myself. Part of what has got me thinking again, is reading and watching The Kite Runner. So here's a book/movie review.

Well, I loved both. The book is a page turner, Hosseini's words flowing right off the page. The plot is greatly woven, the characters perfectly developed. I absolutely fell for Baba. And Amir is just the perfect protagonist. The movie was amazing too. A great adaptaion in my opinion. Although there were events that were ommitted, it was still quite faithful to the novel. Very well acted by everyone...Khalid Abdalla played Amir very well, and Homayoun Ershadi was perfect as Baba. The soundtrack was well chosen as well. I recommend both.



As you can tell, my writing has gone rusty. It needs a little oiling here and there. But it'll hopefully get back to normal soon.

***SPOILERS***
P.S. I cried watching the movie...When Baba died, and when Amir read Hassan's letter. *Sniff*

13 comments:

Ruby Woo said...

NOOO I READ THE SPOILER!! Damn me and ligafti. Oh I just started reading the book.

anamethystworld said...

I'll watch the movie asap, but I loved the book! I cried a lot while reading the book, allah y3eeni 3ala themovie;(

Big Pearls said...

I don't want to read the spoiler. keep posting.

eshda3wa said...

everyone is telling me to read the book
bs i cant get into it

F. said...

Ruby Woo: Noooo!!! Why?! :P
I was hesitant about posting it...sorry!

Amethyst: Ee wallah Allah y3eenich. *sigh* I love it.

Big Pearls: Alright :)

Eshda3wa: It's very good. You won't regret reading it if you do. Trust me.

Oranjina fadidra said...

*touched* movie sounds good, can't wait to watch it

Sou said...

It was emotionally draining reading the book, let alone watching the movie! "For you, a thousand times over" had me in tears both times they were said in the movie. Emotionally draining, emotionally draining, emotionally draining!!

Yalla, now that you're blogging again, don't stop! (Look who's talking! :p)

Moos said...

Unfortunately I didn't read the novel though I heard so much about it, but the film was really good... very well done, I loved the opening scene...
The acting was brilliant although that Amir looked more Egyptian I think, but that's nothing important :)
Homayoun Ershadi was great as Baba, you should see him in Abbas Kiarostami's "Taste of Cherry" a one-man show for Ershadi, and the film got the Palme d'Or in Cannes.

*SPOILERS*
The scene that got me the most was of young Hassan walking after being sexually assaulted by Assef... oh boy, that just broke my heart! the blood... *sighs*

AnGeL said...

I READ THE SPOILER :'( ;'(

that was going to be my next book to read :X

9ig ligafa malat 3alai :p

hanan said...

I loved this book. And you're right, the movie was just as good. I'm a bit disappointed at the ending but that didn't take out from the value of the book itself. Very intense and extremely emotional.

F. said...

Oranjina: Tell me what you think when you do ;)

Sou: I won't if you won't :)

Moos: The guy who played Amir IS Egyptian...maybe that's why...
"Taste of Cherry" was amazing too. I own it on DVD and am planning to watch it again soon.

Angel: Tsk! LOL read it anyway...it'll still be great. I promise.

Hanan: Yeah I think I know what you mean... :)

Moos said...

I know he's originally Egyptian, I was just trying to be funny :p

Oranjina fadidra said...

I ordered it ams with bunch of movies ilyom yo9al..

 
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