Book Review of The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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This is one of the few books I'd give 5 stars for. Much better than I thought it would be. It's the story of two boys, Amir and Hassan, who come of age during the last peaceful days of the monarchy. Hassan is Amir's servant who is totally self-sacrificing as it concerns Amir and his family. Their friendship ends shortly after an incident done against Hassan that Amir just watches. Amir then begins to hate Hassan because of his own guilt. Throughout the book, Amir struggles with this guilt. To escape the Russian army's attack on Afghanistan, Amir and his father, Baba, imigrate to America. Baba, a successful businessman in Afghanistan, loses everything. Amir starts on his writing career and grows up. He is able to assuage his guilt when he is forced to return to Afghanistan to visit his dying "uncle". An incredible story written with stark prose.