The Kite Runner/A Thousand Splendid Suns

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by twistedlegato, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. twistedlegato macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2006
    Has anyone else read these amazing books? I have finished The Kite Runner and i just finished the end of "Part 1" of A Thousand Splendid Suns.

    I just love these books, even though I am rather young. They are extremely well written, and have great plots and conflicts. I really can't wait to finish reading ATSS.

    Plus, I'm Persian so i can understand all those words in italics which makes it more fun :D
  2. Leareth macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2004
    Kite runner was beautiful read
    very believable and flowed nicely

    thousand splendid sun was utter crap. it is clear that the author is male and does a poor job of describing the reasoning behind the action of the female characters. the characters feel like standard stereotypes with no depth and uniqueness.
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    I have read The Kite Runner (two years ago I think) and I remember liking it.

    I haven't gotten around to reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, but I'm sure I will one of these days.

    twistedlegato, I assume you're in high school or thereabouts (rather young is a tad vague) but you'll read some even better books soon. :)
  4. twistedlegato thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2006

    Yeah, so far The Kite Runner is MUCH better. But I'll finish read A Thousand Splendid Suns anyways.
  5. jng macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2007
    I actually liked A Thousand Splendid Suns better. I found the Kite Runner to be rather fantastic at times and I think it moved me less.
  6. darkdanny macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2008
    I have todo a reading from this book 3 or 4 pages, with lots of lines. was woping if anyone here could give me an idea of wat scene i could do?
  7. comictimes macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Berkeley, California
    I personally did not particularly like Kite Runner, but I had to read it for school, which puts all books in an entirely different light, in my opinion. So I'm considering re-reading just on my own and seeing what I think of it then...

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