The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini Reviews
Description:ISBN 0747566534 / Author: Khaled Hosseini / Genre: Fiction
Newest Review: ... on you, it really is one of them books you cant put down. Set In Afghanstan, the book focuses on the character of Amir who ... more
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by - written on 23/02/08 (Very useful, 81 readings)
I came upon this book by sheer chance. I originally wanted to purchase the Richard & Judy recommended book, A thousand Suns, but did not have enough money so settled for this cheaper book. Reading the back it usually not my cup of tea reading about a different culture, i prefer my thrillers, however i was pleasantly surprised by this book and the emotional roller coaster it took you on. The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who is haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/03/10, updated on 02/04/10 (Very useful, 238 readings)
Perusing the DooYoo archives, I'm not entirely surprised that members seem to have almost unanimously opted to give 'The Kite Runner' four or five stars. Khaled Hosseini's 2003 novel is superficially everything you'd want in a book. It is a modern day epic in that the events of the novel cross both time and continents. The storylines weave between each other with great intricacy and momentum, with Hosseini employing every writing tactic to keep the reader turning those pages. To Hosseini's credit, he is one of the rare storytellers who are equally accessible to children as adults. However (and perhaps now is the time to mention that this is a book which I am studying as Read the complete review
by - written on 18/01/10 (Very useful, 10 readings)
This book is one that is always talked about at literary groups, and I was eager to see how it had become such a firm favourite. The storyline is very unique, featuring an illiterate Afghan child with the ability to guess exactly where a 'downed' kite will land. This introduction is written beautifully, and I was already glad that I'd bought this book! Amir, the narrator, is best friends with Hassan. The strange thing about their friendship is that Amir is the descendant of a rich and prestigious family, whereas Hassan is the son of a slave. In a time where class is everything, their friendship really is touching, and the boys do everything together. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/12/06 (Very useful, 268 readings)
Something very diffrent to the usual novel I read, this was picked up by me after being chosen by my online book club, Babbling Books, as one of our two book choices to read that month. Telling the story of the lives of two young men growing up in Afghanistan, the book focuses on friendship across the boundaries of Afghanistanic society, the trials and tribulations that can test those friendships and ultimately how redemption for past grievances can sometimes lead to possible hope for the future. Amir comes from a fairly rich family; Hassan is his best friend and servant to his family. Because of his inferior race, Hassan and Amir's friendship takes ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/08/09, updated on 10/03/10 (Very useful, 65 readings)
The Kite Runner tells the story of a young boy, Amir, and his childhood friendship with Hassan, the son of his father's servant. To summarise, Amir lets something bad happen to Hassan, in order to win the respect of his father, and feels guilty about it. For political reasons, Amir and his father flee to America, and start a new life there. Eventually, when Amir is an adult, he hears from an old friend in Afghanistan and travels there in the hope of redemption. The experience of reading the Kite Runner was an odd one. I liked the unusual setting, the telling of the story from a young boy's perspective, found it pretty easy to get into and, once in, I tore ... Read the complete review
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