Review: The Kite Runner

The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A review on the back cover calls this book a “no frills, no nonsense, just hard sparse prose…”. The narrative is plot based rather than language based. By that I mean, the story propels you forward rather than settling into the language.

The theme which I found most interesting was the description of a honor/shame based culture as it deals with injustice, unrighteousness, and sin. This contrast to Western culture is very helpful in understanding why it is so difficult for Westerners to understand what motivates others as well as how we miss what is important to Mid-East/South Asian culutre

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