The Kite Runner by KhaledHosseini

By on Oct 10, 2013 in Book Review | 0 comments

This book by KhaledHosseini is sure to make readers turn pages and put them in deep thinking about friendship, loyalty, good and evil, betrayal and redemption. It is a great book with surprises that will baffle the readers and you will never want to put the book down. The characters are complex and interesting. Set in the backdrop of Afghanistan, Hosseini has beautifully described Afghan from monarchy through Taliban. All in all; a heart rendering story of friendship, secrets.

It is a story of two boys in Afghanistan. It provides a good platform for readers to learn about Afghan history and culture. The novel is about humanity. It is about true friendship, loyalty, acceptance, redemption and survival and hence it deals with universal issues. Amir, the main protagonist has a secret from his past and it changes his present. The book revolves around his friendship with Hassan and his relationship with his father. Amir grows up in a privileged place in the society. While reading the novel the reader will sympathize with Amir and also feel angry with him some time. Similar emotions will be felt for other characters like Hassan and his father. The character takes life and become real and it becomes difficult to put the book down.

Amir is forever burdened with his childhood guilt of separating Hassan and his father from Baba. Therefore, his solace lies in returning to Afghanistan, his native city and rescue Hassan’s Son. The book shows the violent tragedies in Afghanistan.The characters are richly detailed. Baba is emotionally complex and a troubled man. While Amir; unlike his Baba has a liking for books that football.

The book is highly recommended. It is one of those books you will keep talking about for a long time. The book moves you from within and there are times when getting out of the world of the characters are very difficult. It is a must read book.

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