Musing Mondays - A Song for a Favourite Book
Up next, I think I'll read...
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I recently got this book from the library, and I think I'll start reading it. I tried reading this book about this time last year, but found it really hard to get through. However, I read A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author and really loved it, so I think I'll give it a try again.
Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir's choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.
Think of your favourite book... If you had a song that you think represents it well, what would that song be?
I love this prompt! I love music and books, and I love listening to some book soundtracks One of my favourite books right now is Memoirs of a Geisha. I recently read it, and was completely hooked. I couldn't help but think of New York City, by The Chainsmokers. The narrator of Memoirs of a Geisha is narrating from NYC, and some of the lyrics of the song deal with loss and change, a bit like how the book does as well.
What about you? Let me know your answers to the prompts above in the comments below! :)
Keep reading and loving books!