“For you, a thousand times over!”
Man oh man, let’s just start off by saying what a writer! I constantly had to remind myself that this book was a work of fiction. Khaled Hosseini writes in such a compelling heartfelt way, I thought I was reading a memoir.
The New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner 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, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.
The Kite Runner is beautiful writing and a beautiful story. There’s redemption, loyalty and heartache. So much heartache. From the tragedy of youth, to the backdrop of an unstable and volatile country, there was a lot of sadness in this story. But it’s a book worth reading. Why? Because, while this was a piece of fiction, the turmoil and story lines aren’t far from reality. The description of the book is one of the most accurate I’ve read yet! It really is a sweeping story.
Finally, Hosseini not only writes an emotional saga, but he provides insight into a country who has seen turmoil and strife for decades. I learned more about what happened in Afghanistan over the past few decades than I have in any other setting.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely. It’s not a light read, but a story well worth reading. Have you read it or seen the movie? What did you think of it?