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: Amir 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.
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This is an amazing book!!
I don't understand why or how anyone wouldn't appreciate this story. It portrays unconditional love, forgiveness, and second chances quite well. It is also very inspiring. This is definitely a must read! I have only heard good reviews on this book, except the comment before mine. Give it a try, you won't regret it! If you enjoy this book be sure to read A Thousand Splendid Suns, which is also written by Khaled Hosseini. I hope he comes out with another novel soon.
Simply Put:Best Book Ever!
This is probably the absolute BEST BOOK I have ever read, I do not really enjoy reading and usually never finish a book, but I have read this book multiple times and it is the best book ever. I reccomend this to everyone, however it has sexual scenes so 15+ years old
I bought this audiobook because it was SUPPOSED to be unabridged! But this audiobook leaves out or paraphrases entire passages of the novel! Don't buy if you are looking for an audiobook to listen to while reading the actual book. It will be very confusing.