Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Time Will Come #17

Every Thursday, Jodie at Books For Company hosts The Time Will Come, a weekly meme in which we list a book that we really want to read or keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books that have been on the TBR shelf for awhile now but also they can be books that have just come into my home.  I have a massive to-read pile, it seems to be growing by the day.....

If you'd like to join in?

  • Pick a book you have been meaning to read
  • Do a post telling us about the book
  • Link the post up in the linky on Jodie's blog.
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Here is my choice for this weeks Time Will Come:

Goodreads Synopsis:
A novel set mostly in Afghanistan. The introverted and insecure afghan narrator, Amir, grows up in Afghanistan in the closing years of the monarchy and the first years of the short-lived republic. His best and most faithful friend, Hassan, is the son of a servant. Amir feels he betrays Hassan by not coming to his aid when Hassan is set on by bullies and furthermore forces Hassan and his father Ali to leave his father´s service. Amir´s relatively priviledged life in Kaboul comes to an end when the communist regime comes to power and his extrovert father, Baba emigrates with him to the U.S. There Amir meets his future, afghan wife and marries her. Amir´s father dies in the U.S. and Amir receives a letter from his father´s most trusted business partner and, for a time, Amir´s surrogate father, which makes Amir return, alone, to a Taliban-dominated Afghanistan in search of the truth about himself and his family, and finally, a sort of redemption.

 I read A Thousand Splendid Suns by this author and thought it was a very thought provoking and powerful novel.  I would really like to read The Kite Runner as I think it would be just as good.  It has sat on my bookcase gathering dust for years now.  I'm afraid shiny new books keep distracting  me away from it.  No excuse really?!?

What books do you have on your bookcase that you just can't wait to read? 


1 comments:

Melissa said...

I read about 1/2 of this...had to return it to the library and then just never went back for it....

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