The Kite Runner

12 07 2010

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
I must admit that this is not the first time that I have read The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. The Kite Runner is just that good.

In his realistic fiction masterwork, Khaled Hosseini tells the tale of two boys in Afghanistan. Separated yet bound by religion, social rank and history, the two boys have known each other since practically birth. One grows up to be devoted to the other, his first word being Amir, the other’s name. Amir, however yearns and pines for the love and affection of his father, disregarding all in exchange. When witnessing the rape of the other boy, he tries to convince himself that is the price he must pay for the attention of his father.

Amir realizes in hindsight that he has been reliving that rape for decades until he comes to realize that he can right his wrongs and erase the betrayals of both his father and himself through redemption.




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