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The Kite Runner  review

 
Author: Khaled Hosseini
genre: Roman
ISBN: 1594480001
 

“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime."

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 Pashums. 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, 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.

Average: 4.21 (94 rating)

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mirzasheth 2015-03-20 03:04
It is the type of book you will not want to put down. The glimpses of Afghan family life and values are captivating, particularly because they have been virtually unknown in American fiction. A great book can touch your soul. Excellent!
rating 5

rush256 2015-03-20 05:21
After reading The Kite Runner I understand the meaning of friendship. It reveals many faces of Afghanistan over the last thirty years. I recommend those to read once who wants to know the real meaning of friendship.
rating 5

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