I swear I've been crafting, but I've been doing far more reading over the last few days because of this book. Let me start by saying -- If you haven't read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini yet -- go do it now! I got this book from the library on Thursday night and had it finished before our trip to the library on Sunday afternoon (yes, we really like the library!) I could not put it down.
So, what is this riveting book about? Well, I guess I would say it's a story about a boy who grew up in Afghanistan and immigrated to the US, but who goes back as an adult on a "mission" to save a boy. However, there is so much more to it than that. It really helped me to understand the history of Afghanistan -- something that I didn't know all that much about before reading this book.
And on another level, it's a story about redemption -- personal and national. Hosseini is an amazing storyteller! And while the foreshadowing was a bit overt and some coincidences were a bit too. . . coincidental, shall we say -- I wasn't bothered by it. I was so tied up in the characters and the plot that I just wanted it to go on and on.
Really, if you haven't read it yet -- I highly recommend it!