The Kite Runner
Release Date: 7, April, 2004
Genre: Contemporary, Literature, Historical
Khaled Hosseini's #1 New York Times Bestselling Debut
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, 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, is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.
*Grabs Tissue Box* This book was very intense! *sniffs* You know one of those reads which gives you a bad book hangover! This story is totally one of them. Revolving around a rich and poor kid, their friendship will ruin you heart. This story is about Amir & Hassan and the consequences they face in their lives, how they separate, how they discover the reality of each other which will legit give you goosebumps! This story is a blend of emotions, friendship, bullying, terrorism!
Hosseini's writing style is very indulging! You can never get enough! I was hooked up from the start! There were so many emotional scenes! *sniffs* Why?!?! Why!? Hosseini keeps the momentum of the novel consistent! There was no fast or slow pacing problem. The problems faced by the afghani people and the dangers they had to face from Taliban was written beautifully! I highly recommend this novel to every person above the age of 16 due to some explicit scenes mentioned! Let me know your views on The Kite Runner!
Happy Reading! <3