The Kite Runner
The #1 New York Times bestselling novel beloved by millions of readers the world over.
“A vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people [of Afghanistan] have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence—forces that continue to threaten them even today." –New York Times Book Review
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also 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.
Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America's most treasured writers.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The Kite Runner is the kind of poignant, heart-wrenching novel that will make you stay up late into the night reading and convince you to recommend it to all your friends. The story centers on the friendship of two boys in 1970s Kabul and one awful event that changes the course of their lives. At the same time, we watch from a child’s-eye view as Afghanistan’s monarchy is overthrown and the country transforms into something unrecognizable. There’s so much to discuss and think about in this global bestseller, it’s no surprise that Khaled Hosseini’s first novel has been a book-club favorite since it came out in 2003.
This is one of the best books I have ever read, it's captivating the whole way through.
Remind me how lucky I am to be American.
Great book! A bit predictable at certain points, but very well written. One of my top 10!