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quick question - is this book a translation (into english), or not?
by author from afghanistan...
I think. Not certain though
Pretty good book, but has a lot flaws.
It is pretty autobiographical though apparently.
You get that when you read it- there's this huge feeling of guilt and shame running through.
Go see the film. It's amazing, really really amazing.
i think i might go see it tomorrow.
is it too long?
It doesn't feel like it drags though.
you've just convinced me to go see it. i will probably report back tomorrow! :D
You should know that I really loved the book too.
There are a few scenes which are a bit iffy, but the child acting is for once brilliant, the story is well done, and it has some real shocking moments, and some touching ones. It's just a really good simple film.
i'm planning on doing it for english coursework, but translations aren't allowed. I need to know for definite, or else i face my coursework being disqualified. Boo.
it's not a translation.
Is that not good enough?
I saw the trailer and laughed out loud at some bits. Probably just the trailer, doing the whole "ONE MAN..." deal/
lemonbrickcombo said it is good up there.
The child actors are fantastic in it, maybe Hassan more so than Amir. One thing that struck in in particular was how effectively Adult Amir played him a few decades later..if that makes any sense? He played his part very convincingly - small mannerisms were picked up etc.
It dragged a bit in the middle for me, though it was entertaining nontheless. I just didn't really know where it was going, which should have made it more exciting, but just left me wondering if it was going to tail off towards the end.
Definitely worth seeing though. Oh yeah, and *that* scene? Christ :(
But thought some of the scenes were a bit disturbing for a 12 rating. I realise they're necessary to the plot, but I have to prepare myself as I'm a bit of a wuss.
Didn't it just make you regret what's happened to Afghanistan and Pakistan? You really got a sense of how exotic Afghanistan was before the Taliban era.