Here is book review of The New York Times bestseller “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner is Khaled Hosseini’s best work, he mesmerised and made us cry with his debut book. A phenomenal account of two friends The Kite Runner is an awe-inspiring book. The story binds you with this book throughout.
According to Khaled this is not only a story of friendship but also a story of a father-son relationship. Amir and Hassan are two friends (almost like brothers), they play, eat and wander together in the streets of Kabula and one unfortunate day their friendship shatters into pieces and Amir is filled with guilt for what he has done. This event haunts him all his life. After he has shifted to US with his father, with no clue of Hassan, one fine day a man calls Amir and offers him to tell about Hassan and his whereabouts.
Set up amidst the tumultuous events like the fall of monarchy of Afghanistan, the intervention of Soviet Military and the rise of the Taliban, this book is all about friendship, relationships, love, betrayal, power of reading, redemption, hope and father-son relationship; a father’s love, sacrifice and struggle for their sons.
I cried, laughed, was shocked, surprised, overwhelmed, shattered, heartbroken all through this one single book.
This novel teaches us many things about friendship and loyalty, it teaches us that no matter how bad you have been to someone, there is always a way to be good again.
“For you a thousand times over” this line still gives me goosebumps. This book will surely fill you with many emotion and finally leave you awestruck.
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