A Reader posted a review at 2009-12-03 01:43:00.
I have never seen the movie but if it does the book any justice it should be pretty good. I will admit during the first half of the novel I thought it was a memoir, he really had me going. All the infinitesimally small details like the description of flies chasing each other on a window sill made me think the author had actually done these things. In the latter half of the book the coincidences start to pile up and looking at the back of the jacket I was disappointed to find that it was indeed Fiction. Oh well. In any event I don't think I need to mention how believable everything was. The author challenges the reader's own morality with his depiction of Amir's Bear-like father which is thrown into further contrast Amir who is weak in body, conviction, and disposition. That we can identify with Amir as he takes the easy way out while we admire the greatness of Amir's father tears at the reader's mind.
Recommended to me by Don.