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)
Broad historical strokes and modern conflict give this compelling story both depth and breadth. The Afghan culture is given to us through the experience of boys and their fathers, and in the context of conquest, strife, and human weakness. There is tenderness and frailty here as well as undeserved loyalty and grace. As the author says, there's no happy ending here, but perhaps a hope. Something that seems more and more rare in this starkly beautiful and fiercely proud country.
I loved this book because it exposed me to another world. Cultural information was woven into a wonderful story of two boys growing up together in Afghanistan. That is how the story started. Then, the author took me on a wonderful journey of life, full of emotion and suspense. I was drawn into novel because Hosseini is a wonderful author. I cannot wait to read more of his works.
I've listen to a book a week for the past six years. Mostly medical and crime thrillers. Jeffrey Deaver, Patricia Cornwell, etc. I decided to take a break and read something completely different. I wasn't dissapointed. This book is rich in its characters and history.
The author does a superb job in reading this book.
It's a must read.
The author is the perfect person to read this book. It has a since of honesty about it that seems to translate a small part of the Afgan plight for the very western mind through a well written story. And again, I really appreciated this author's naration.
I absolutely loved this book. It took me a while to finally get to listening to it but when I started I honestly could not turn it off. In the first part it was a bit hard for me to relate or get behind the main character but once you are hooked there’s no return. This is such a great story and to have the author read the book really makes it special.
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