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)
I would reccomend this book to anyone with a little patience. After hanging in there for about 90 minutes, I became hooked!
The Kite Runner is a wonderfully interesting story and vividly portrays what it's like growing up in a third world country. Although there is some violence, none of it is gratuitous but is essential to the progress of the story. The problems and difficulties of life are shown through the eyes of the youthful protagonists. It is a beautifully written and narrated story, and a favorite of the audible books that I have read.
I wouldn't have imagined that this book would be so action packed and have so many plot twists from reading the books description. I really enjoyed it.
sometimes predicable, but a great story with an emotional hook
In the beginning of the book, I thought, What is all the hype about? By the middle of the book I was hooked. I thought The Kite Runner was a fantastic read/listen, and I have already recommended this book to many friends. Although the book is fiction, the author uses real facts in writing the book making it more interesting. I definitely recommend this book to anyone trying to decide what to listen to next.
If, like me, you flipped through the pages of this bestseller in a bookstore and thought, "it's not for me," then chances are that you're wrong. The book is beautifully written, with unforgettable and vividly drawn characters. And as a brief history of Afghanistan you'll never again regard it as just another place where the US is waging war. The final two words of the novel will echo through your ears long after you finish the book.
I am a retired assistant professor at Eastern Oregon University who plays ukulele, bass, and sings.
This story has ruined me as it sets the highest example for the portrayal of relationships, the role of politics in the lives of countrypersons, and the price of dignity and honor. I am afraid that I will never find a book that is this engaging. I shouted out in my car when a plot twist unfolded! I cried twice on my way home from a long trip as the poignancy of the story played through my heart!
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