Khaled Hosseini

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Khaled Hosseini

Postby Penitent » Tue May 01, 2007 6:44 pm

The ‘hot’ writer of the past few years. He wrote “The Kite Runner” about life and death in Afghanistan. Loved and hated equally. I personally can wait to get a copy of the novel and read it. The movie is being shot as we speak and should come out at the end of the year.
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Re: Khaled Hosseini

Postby E-Hoog » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:19 am

Hey,

I was going to post a message on Hosseini when I saw this old post. Did you get around to reading it Penitent? I just finished his other novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and absolutely adored it. I liked The Kite Runner better though.

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Re: Khaled Hosseini

Postby Matbow » Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:40 pm

I've read both Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns in the past month I enjoyed them both.

Kite Runner had been recommended to me by a couple of my friends and I saw that the Amazon reviews were overwhelmingly favourable so I thought it was worth a try. They are both "nice" books, but to be honest, I don't think they live up to the hype...

I have the film of Kite Runner sat on my coffee table...should be interesting to see how it compares to the book.
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Re: Khaled Hosseini

Postby Matbow » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:46 pm

Matbow wrote:I have the film of Kite Runner sat on my coffee table...should be interesting to see how it compares to the book.


I could have written this review before I'd seen the film:

Not as good as the book.
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Re: Khaled Hosseini

Postby Ada » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:52 pm

Matbow wrote:
Matbow wrote:I have the film of Kite Runner sat on my coffee table...should be interesting to see how it compares to the book.


I could have written this review before I'd seen the film:

Not as good as the book.


:lol: ! They very, very rarely are.
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Re: Khaled Hosseini

Postby E-Hoog » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:00 am

Most of the time they are indeed. That's why I didn't bother with this movie :-). So far the only films that cut it with respect to the books would be the first two or three harry potter movies and I have to say I quite enjoyed The Lord of the Rings. That was a great adaption. Must say though that The Green Mile and the Shawshank Redemption are very good as well.
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