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 for redemption.
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"A beautiful novel...ranks among the best-written and most provocative stories of the year." (The Denver Post)
"Powerful first novel...tells a story of fierce cruelty and fierce yet redeeming love." (The New York Times)
This story about growing up in war torn Afghanistan is absolutely beautiful and totally compelling. I found myself looking for excuses to be alone so I could continue to listen to the book. It gave me a much better understanding of the complexities and differences in culture of Afghanistan, while at the same time delivering a great story. I recommend it to everyone.
I can hardly wait until his next book. I learn so much about the personal conflict in a war zone and in particular about Afganistan and Muslins. And the author as the reader with the accenting of the read was great - it really put me in the moment.
I bought a printed copy for my wife. This is an outstanding book. Excellent writing. A masterfully crafted story. Only toward the end could you convince me that it wasn't an autobiography. Well done! Very sorry to reach the end.
A must read for those with an interest in adventure, love, misfortune, cultures, survival and real life situations described at it's best and worst. I not only heard each word of this book, it left a heart felt connection with the characters in this book. I laughed, I cried, and could stop listening to the book. I became an instant fan of this Khaled Hosseini. Outstanding, incredibly wonderful book!!
My wife always reminds me that the movie is never as good the book. If you found the movie at all enjoyable then you'll love this book. In even the darkest times the characters come to life.
Wonderful, harrowing, absorbing, terrifying. This book is a rollercoaster ride all the way. I'm glad that I am blessed by living in Australia.
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