Book Talk: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Genre: Fiction
ISBN:
Publication on 27-April-2004 by Riverhead
Format:  eBook

Some stories just stick with you for years after you have read them. The Kite Runner is one such story. A sign of a good story is when characters and relationships were richly developed and emotions piqued and dropped. The book was brutally heartbreaking the least to say.

The Kite Runner is a powerful story that draws you in and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. Every single character had a story, a history and was there for a reason. Hosseini has a gift of pulling the reader into the story. The harshness, the loss, the pain of the characters are felt as you read.

Some quote from the book that broke my heart.
"For you, a thousand times over."

"But even when he wasn't around, he was."

"...she had a voice that made me think of warm milk and honey."

"Make morning into a key and throw it into the well, Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly. Let the morning sun forget to rise in the East, Go slowly, lovely moon, go slowly."

"...sometimes the dead are luckier."


This book is a must read for all the reasons you can think.


My rating is 5 stars.

Other books by Khaled Hosseini

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Book Blurb:
“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime."  Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir's choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had. 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 an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.