The Kite Runner Review
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Historical Fiction.
“For you, a thousand times over”
It is a possibility, that you may have come across this famous and deep quote before. This quote itself is so beautiful, so lovely… Now imagine, how beautiful the book itself would be, from where this quote is taken…
The Kite Runner, #1 New York Times Bestseller fiction, would take you back in history to a place on earth, which was a happy place, where cheerful people led simple lives, enjoying simple activities like flying kites, even arranging tournaments for kite flying. A happy country and it’s simple peace-loving people. Until the cursed 20th century. We are talking about Afghanistan.
The plot of this book is set in the post-WW2 times when Afghanistan’s fate started changing. The book speaks of the Afghan culture, the carefree times when laughter echoed in the air… But then, starting from the WW2, terrible events started to take place, when blood and gore became common, when shrieks echoed in the air when bombs exploded when families shattered… When Afghans were forced to leave their beloved homeland, to turn into refugees…
Amidst all this, the story of the protagonist Amir and his servant plus best friend Hasan goes on. A heart touching and heart-breaking story, with new surprises coming throughout the plot. A story of friendship, of loyalty, that is exceptional.
The book also throws light upon a very gruesome fact; the child abuse of male kids, something that is not much talked about. Moreover, we get a glimpse of what war does to people…
Khaled Hosseini so beautifully gives the account of his homeland Afghanistan, and makes the readers learn about the tragedy his homeland had to face, the usage of Persian words in this book displays a cultural beauty of its own. The writing style makes images come in front of the reader’s eye. The plot, the sentences, the characters, all display beauty, melancholy, and tragedy. An unputdownable book indeed…
The book has been banned many times, due to some of its adult contents, and also because it discloses the political condition of Afghanistan in that era. So, the politicians won’t naturally want to be bad-mouthed. This emphasizes the fact that why you should pick this book up. It really is a masterpiece, that won’t disappoint you. Happy reading!
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