The Kite Runner
The timely and critically acclaimed debut novel that's becoming a word-of-mouth phenomenon. An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of... show more
The timely and critically acclaimed debut novel that's becoming a word-of-mouth phenomenon. An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. 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 it is also about the power of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies. The first Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner tells a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, bringing to mind the large canvases of the Russian writers of the nineteenth century. But just as it is old-fashioned in its narration, it is contemporary in its subject-the devastating history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful debut.
Publish date: April 27th 2004
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
The Kite Runner is simply the most American foreign novel I've ever read. For those who aren't clear on this, that's not a good thing. We'll come back to this...As a story, The Kite Runner starts a bit slow. I wasn't engaged as a reader until eighty to a hundred pages in. There was just considerable...
Ik heb de film jaren geleden gezien, en ik heb een graphic novel van dit boek, maar het volledige verhaal heb ik nog nooit gelezen. Tot nu toe.[a:Khaled Hosseini|569|Khaled Hosseini|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1359753468p2/569.jpg] kan zo goed de omgeving, de sfeer, en de emoties in een boe...
So, what do you do when the guilt over something that happened in your childhood eats you up and prevents you from really living your life? You'll unconsciously look for a chance to redeem yourself. "A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer." Amir and Hassan practically grow u...
This book left me emotionally drained. I just can't even deal with it right now. I mean, it was amazing, but I need to take a break before talking about it...
Any contemporary story set (even partly) in Afghanistan runs the risk of appearing bleak, at least to western eyes. However, in spite of a sobering glimpse of life under the talaiban, it is Hosseini's examination of a series of overlapping relationships, which reveals the frailty of man and the atte...