The Kite Runner Author:Khaled Hosseini A Stunning Novel of Hope and Redemption — Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan grow up in different worlds: Ami... more »r is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara -- a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.
The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship and betrayal, and about the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons -- their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But through the devastation, Khaled Hosseini offers hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows us for redemption.« less
This is one of the best books i have ever read. It's a compelling story and it doesn't become boring or drags at any point. The author gives just the right amount of details, about the country and the people without making you feel overwhelmed with details. Greatly written.
I could not put the book down. A great book full of surprises. It kept me on the edge and tense until the very last page. I am going to read the rest of the books on this author. It is sad to say that this book is based on true story.
Absolutely wonderful... until the ending anyway! I felt the ending was pretty unbelieveable and kind of gratuitious, yet the story until that point was captivating and extremely well written. I really loved this book.
I recommend this book, for the content and the characters. It was good to start and at the end, but somewhere in the middle, it was a little long-winded. I did cry at the end though. Very well formed storyline and the characters were entertaining. Touching story.