Cometas en el cielo

by Khaled Hosseini | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 8478888853 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSpatialwing of Arlington, Virginia USA on 8/13/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSpatialwing from Arlington, Virginia USA on Monday, August 13, 2018
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Purchased from the Aurora Hills Branch Library's Sale Shelf.
Former library book.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSpatialwing at A Friend, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Released 6 mos ago (10/24/2018 UTC) at A Friend, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, October 29, 2018
The wonderful surprise box-o-books arrived today - many thanks! Several of the LFLs in town are in Spanish-speaking communities, and I'm sure this will be welcome! I've read the English version of the book - my comments follow:

I found the story involving - and often heart-wrenching. However, while I appreciated the look at Afghan culture from the pre-Taliban days, and was saddened at the reminders of the ongoing strife and tragedy in the region, I did think that the author went a bit over the top with the plot; as the story neared its conclusion I thought that he was piling up the Horrible Events just a bit too far. Each event described could, indeed, have happened - and is probably happening still in too many places around the world, horrible though that is to contemplate - but by the final trauma to the child I found myself being taken out of the story and thinking, "No, that's too much, the author didn't have to do that; we were already as full of grief and hope as it was possible to get."

[Spoiler warning - select blank area to read:I suppose that the character of Amir as presented throughout the book might in fact have made as foolish a decision as he did in telling the child he was going to have to break his word, but it still felt wrong to me.]

Even so, overall I found the book interesting and compelling. [And terrifying; at one point a Shari'a cleric is sounding off at a public meeting about obedience to God - leading up to the brutal execution of a couple caught in adultery - and his words sounded EXACTLY like those of many of the fundamentalist Christians in this country. That scene made me cringe...]

The novel inspired a 2007 film. And there's a TV Tropes page on the novel and film with some entertaining tidbits.

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, City Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (10/30/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, City Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

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