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Postby Dixie » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:31 pm

LennyeTran wrote:What part are you on right now? Are you done with it yet?


Amir is back home looking for Hassan's son!

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Postby MissLT » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:56 pm

So you're almost done, then. How did you feel when you knew about the truth of Haasan's family background?

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Postby Dixie » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:04 pm

LennyeTran wrote:So you're almost done, then. How did you feel when you knew about the truth of Haasan's family background?


My first thought was: "Typical!" :lol: :lol:

I always feel sorry for Hassan. Always a servant, loyal to his master, too loyal. I was angry at Amir for being so spoiled and coward, for not helping Hassan when he was being raped and so on.

Now Amir is back at his old house, taking a walk through it and remembering his childhood.

Can't wait to finish!!!
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Postby MissLT » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:28 pm

Do you think he saw Amir was hiding? Every time I come across this book, this question always pops up in my head first.

And yeah, it's typical but I didn't really figure it out at first. I was kinda angry to see the way Baba was treating Amir (I'm a middle child. It's the middle-child thing, always trying to get the attention from parents since they don't have much, you know). I felt like he was like my mom, especially when Amir gave him his story and he took it with no interest. When I learned the truth, I finally understood why he was acting the way he did. I was kinda angry that at the end of his life he still didn't confess to Amir. He owed him that.

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Postby MissLT » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:37 pm

Dixie wrote: for not helping Hassan when he was being raped and so on.

The raping was kinda strange, right? I mean, homosexual act is a sin in their religion. This guy is the one who followed the Taliban later to punish any Muslim who they thought didn't follow the Sharia laws, yet he did this? What a hypocrite! :x

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Postby Dixie » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:38 pm

LennyeTran wrote:Do you think he saw Amir was hiding? Every time I come across this book, this question always pops up in my head first.


I think Hassan did know Amir saw everything. I was very angry at him for never telling anyone! And when I reached the part when Amir is told Hassan was murdered I was about to cry!!!! I kept the hope they would meet again eventually.

I don't know if Assef appears later on in the story. What a fashijasfdaksfdahohdsafasd!!!!!! Yes, you're right. And also, I think the nazis were against homosexuality. Then why did he do that? I don't get it.

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Postby MissLT » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:46 pm

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I would love to hear him narrating his book!

I'd love to send you the audio clips; however, you must have the library account from my city to get the book's copyright license before you can listen to it. The audiobook is usually expired after 20 days, and you can renew it only once. After that, the audio file is unusable, for it's made with digital rights management protection. This way they can prevent books from being downloaded free online without the authors's approval. Nevertheless, I can show you the link of his website. You can listen to his voice in one clip he's doing his humanitarian work. It's the same voice anyway. :wink:

http://www.khaledhosseini.com/hosseini-learn.html

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Postby MissLT » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:54 pm

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LennyeTran wrote:Do you think he saw Amir was hiding? Every time I come across this book, this question always pops up in my head first.


I think Hassan did know Amir saw everything. I was very angry at him for never telling anyone!

I think I have to reread the book again for those hints since I'd prefer Haasan not to know Amir's presence at that time. It's devastating to see your best friend failed you on the loyalty moment, ya know. And people like Haasan, they place loyalty above all since this is all they have in them to be proud of. This would be a deeper scar for him than being raped by that frigging heartless monster who is a big hypocrite. Gosh, I hate people like him who think violence is the only answer. I just feel like beating him in the head with a baton... (oooopssie, no violence!) :lol: :lol:

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Postby MissLT » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:21 pm

I'm downloading his audiobook A Thousand Splendid Suns. I'll probably finish the clip by the end of this weekend.

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Postby Dixie » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:12 pm

I knew it!! I knew Assef was the Taliban!

I'm reading the book at the moment :lol:

Thanks for the link, Len!

I'm sure you'll like A Thousand Splendid Suns, although I think I prefer The Kite Runner so far!

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Postby Bambang » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:55 am

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bambang wrote:And I think the upcoming "A Thousand Splendid Suns" movie is gonna be splendid. Can't wait to watch, really.


A movie? I had no idea!!


Colombia Pictures owning the movie rights is preparing the movie. The secreenplay is being written by Steven Zaillian.

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Postby Dixie » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:55 am

Well, I finished last night. What can I say? I absolutely loved it.

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Postby MissLT » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:07 pm

Dixie wrote:Then why did he do that? I don't get it.

I think although some people are plain victims of brutal acts, they still think it's a part of their faults or they deserve it or something. This mentality is sad, but what can we do? They're raised to accept their fate. That's why I almost cried when Amir said Haasan had a look of a lamb at that time. And this is what Assef wanted him to feel.

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Postby MissLT » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:13 pm

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I'm sure you'll like A Thousand Splendid Suns, although I think I prefer The Kite Runner so far!

:shock: Really? So far I'm liking a thousand splendid suns better. Yeah, I know the story is kinda slow, but I think it's more interesting than kite runner. I've always felt outraged when I hear a girl is married into a marriage she didn't choose. To me, it's like slavery. Why can't people realize making someone do something out of their wills is a sin? If it's not, it should be. :x

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Postby MissLT » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:25 pm

Dixie wrote:
bambang wrote:And I think the upcoming "A Thousand Splendid Suns" movie is gonna be splendid. Can't wait to watch, really.


A movie? I had no idea!!

A thousand splendid suns movie is still in production, but kite runner will be out this year, December 19, 2007. I think I will go watch it.

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Postby MissLT » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:27 pm

Dixie wrote:
Thanks for the link, Len!


You're welcome. Did you check out the ipod cast or something? It has clips of his stories (just several minutes, you know). His voice is hot, right? :twisted:

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Postby monaji » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:47 pm

I've just known him.

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Postby Dixie » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:49 am

LennyeTran wrote:A thousand splendid suns movie is still in production, but kite runner will be out this year, December 19, 2007. I think I will go watch it.


Hey!!! The Kite Runner movie?? Oh my dog oh my dog this is so exciting! 8) :lol: I wonder when it will be released here, though :roll:

It's alredy on imdb, I also found this aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the trailer :!: :!: (which almost made me cry again). I'm so excited!

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Postby MissLT » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:23 pm

They said Assef doesn't have blond hair and blue eyes in the movie. I wonder why.... :?

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Postby Dixie » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:51 am

LennyeTran wrote:They said Assef doesn't have blond hair and blue eyes in the movie. I wonder why.... :?


I saw he had dark hair in the trailer but I thought he did have blue eyes :shock: And why is that anyway?


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