July 10, 2007

Kite Runner

This is Khaled Hosseini's novel about the struggle the Afghan people. He portrays the torment the country has gone through since the late 1970s.

Afghans are well known for their courage and unwavering loyalty. The author exemplifies how an Afghan will die for a stranger and kill for betrayal.

The author uses Afghan terms such as 'Zindagi Mizgara' which means 'Life goes on'. He also uses the term 'For you a thousand times over'.

Another thing that is subtly implied many times in the book is what goes around comes around. Khaled has beautifully written about events that link things that happend in the past. We can see how the different characters are molded by the environment surrounding them. He hints at the role fate plays and how a son inadvertently fulfills his father's life.

Its a great book. Those people have indeed suffered a lot. No one deserves this kind of unrest. The book was disturbing on so many levels. The sad part is that all the sufferings are so very true.