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Khaled Hosseini

Postby Dixie » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:45 am

Does anybody know Khaled Hosseini? He's a writer from Afghanistan. I discovered him about a couple months ago, when I bought his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. I absolutely loved the novel and couldn't wait to read his previous one, The Kite Runner, which I am reading at the moment. They both are absolutely fantastic.

I was wondering if anyone else here is familiar with this author and if you have read any of his novels.

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Postby MissLT » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:29 pm

I read his Kite Runner. :L

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Postby Dixie » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:37 pm

LennyeTran wrote:I read his Kite Runner. :L


Hey Lennye! Why don't you tell me your opinion about the book? Did you like it? I'm halfway through it... I really love it.

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Postby Bambang » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:03 pm

Are his books onlineable to read?

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Postby Dixie » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:18 pm

Onlineable, nice word :D

I don't know, uncle Bambang, but if they are, don't miss the chance to read them!

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Postby MissLT » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:31 pm

I borrowed his Kite Runner eaudiobook from my netlibrary months ago. It was a strange feeling to listen to him narrating his own book. Nonetheless, the book was nice to hear. It has a vivid image of different cultures that I like. And one thing I found it very disturbing is that there are people who sympathize with Hitler. Those people never turn out to be good, and this story kinda proved me right.

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Postby Dixie » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:31 am

LennyeTran wrote:I borrowed his Kite Runner eaudiobook from my netlibrary months ago. It was a strange feeling to listen to him narrating his own book. Nonetheless, the book was nice to hear. It has a vivid image of different cultures that I like. And one thing I found it very disturbing is that there are people who sympathize with Hitler. Those people never turn out to be good, and this story kinda proved me right.


I would love to hear him narrating his book!

I'm really enjoying it. It gives me so many different feelings... anger, sadness, sometimes happiness... it's really amazing. I'm definitely becoming a fan of Khaled Hosseini's work :D

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Postby Bambang » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:25 pm

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

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Postby MissLT » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:00 pm

Dixie wrote:
LennyeTran wrote:I borrowed his Kite Runner eaudiobook from my netlibrary months ago. It was a strange feeling to listen to him narrating his own book. Nonetheless, the book was nice to hear. It has a vivid image of different cultures that I like. And one thing I found it very disturbing is that there are people who sympathize with Hitler. Those people never turn out to be good, and this story kinda proved me right.


I would love to hear him narrating his book!

I'm really enjoying it. It gives me so many different feelings... anger, sadness, sometimes happiness... it's really amazing. I'm definitely becoming a fan of Khaled Hosseini's work :D

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

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Postby Dixie » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:30 pm

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!!

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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

Dixie wrote:
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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Re: Khaled Hosseini

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

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!!


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


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