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Sunday, July 6, 2008

SUNDAY'S REVIEW

I finished the above book a couple of weeks ago. It was written by Khaled Hosseini. The story centers on Amir, a young affluent Afghan boy. Without telling you any of the story, suffuse it to say that it has a couple of parts that are deeply disturbing and you might find offensive. The book is REALLY well written. The writer does an excellent job of weaving the story and even after reading the disturbing part, I needed to go on and have closure on Amir's troubled life. This tale does a great job of portraying the life lived in the Middle East and the culture in those countries. The turmoil experienced with the revolution and the resulting Extremist regime are depicted in vivid detail. The story is an excellent example of man's hopelessness and the fragile existence we live apart from God. Every page was a reminder to me of the futile meaning of our lives and the pain we live in when we are separated from Our Savior. The author had no intentions of this being my conclusion from his book-but alas that is exactly what I took away from it. I would recommend the book, but if you are offended by strong language and disturbing incidents-then this book is not for you.

I am working on a new format for my blog. Included in this will be a once a week review of a book I have read, a CD I have bought, or some other media source. This will be posted on Sunday's. My blog has taken on the form of a journal. In an effort, to NOT BORE you into tears, and to have something for everyone, I am working on a few other ideas. Look for other changes in the days to come.

NOTE TO PEACH POTTERY CONTESTANTS!- If you are interested in obtaining Peach Pottery pieces, go by Follete Pottery and ask for Libby. Tell her that you read about the Peach Pottery on my blog and she will give you a discount. SO SORRY all were not winners, but this may help "A LITTLE".

I will post the contest rules and prize for Wednesday's "First Anniversary" Contest. Check back-the contest only lasts 24 hours. It's like the lottery if you don't enter (or by a ticket), chances are 100% you will not win!

5 comments:

The Kiser's said...

it was a very good book. although, i liked his other book, "A Thousand Splendid Suns" much better. it focuses on two women at around the same time frame as "the kite runner".

Ann Miller said...

my computer died a sudden death, and blah blah blah, i'm out the peach china!! glad y'all had fun at the beach. we should have dropped our "aliens" off w/you for a while!! we really had a great time, but look forward to relaxing vacations, as well!

i agree, his next book is even better!!!

Deb said...

I wish I could read the book...sounds interesting, but alas I am reading books aimed at 13 year olds. I do enjoy them, but sometimes wish I had a clone. Didn't do too much reading this weekend. I need to step it up!

Anonymous said...

I have read both of his books as well. I cried at the end of The Kite Runner when Amir was able to "be good again".

I'm enjoying reading your blog. It keeps me in touch with "back home" (Ruston).

Tracey Davidson Mizell said...

Oops... the last "Anonymous" comment was me! My hand slipped & it posted without my name.