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Amir, the son of a wealthy businessman, lives in Kabul with his father, whom he calls Baba. Amir is of the opinion that Baba does not believe he has the makings of a man. His close friend from childhood, Hassan, son of Baba’s servant Ali, is the apple of Baba’s eye. They belong to a lower caste, and Amir’s friendship with Hassan is often condemned by a local violent sociopath, Assef. Hassan is known to be an efficient kite runner, who can determine where a kite is going to land without looking at it. In a local kite-flying competition, Amir triumphs and finally wins the praise of his dad, but at the cost of a selfish act of betrayal towards Hassan when he is bullied by Assef. This event changes the direction of their lives, shatters their futures, and the traumatic incident haunts Amir for years.
The book follows the story of how Amir tries to annul his guilt. The story is set in the backdrop of events like the fall of Afghanistan’s monarch to the Soviet forces, the exodus of Afghan refugees to Pakistan and the U.S., and the rise of the Taliban.
It was first published in 2003. It received the Boeke Prize in South Africa in 2004, and was also voted the Reading Group Book of the Year in 2006 and 2007.
The second book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, is Hosseini’s second novel after The Kite Runner. It focuses on the troubles of two Afghan women whose lives entwine and change for the better.
Mariam is born out of an illegal affair between her father Jalil, a wealthy businessman, and her mother Nana who worked as Jalil’s servant before they had an illicit affair. When she visits her father on her fifteenth birthday, he refuses to meet her, and as she returns home dejected, she discovers her mother has committed suicide by hanging herself thinking that Mariam had deserted her. This leads to Jalil being forced to take custody of Mariam, and he marries her off to Rasheed, a shoemaker in Kabul who is thirty years her senior. They try to conceive children but are never successful, and Rasheed takes to being abusive.
About twenty years later, Laila, who was born in the same neighbourhood, is separated from her lover Tariq because the latter’s family was moving out owing to the continuous bombings in Kabul. As Laila’s family also decides to move, a rocket strikes their house, leaving her parents dead and her seriously injured. She is taken in by Rasheed and Mariam, where she discovers that she is pregnant with Tariq’s child. When she is told that Tariq is dead, she agrees to marry Rasheed, who wants to have a younger and more attractive wife. Laila gives birth to a girl, who is named Aziza, and this leaves Rasheed furious. He takes to beating her up badly, and that is when Mariam supports Laila and they become the best of friends.
How they try to get rid of Rasheed and how their relationship takes turns from being as close as that of two best friends, to something as deep as that of a mother and daughter forms the rest of the story. The story is set in the times of the rise of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, when life was almost always amongst a lot of gunfire and bombs.
The book was published in 2007. The book spent many weeks on The New York Times bestseller List for both paperback and hardback fiction.
About the Author
Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-American author. He is currently the Goodwill Envoy for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
He has written two books, which are The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Hosseini was born in Kabul in 1965, to a diplomat in the Afghan Foreign Ministry and a teacher. He was raised in Kabul for the first eighteen years of his life, after which the family relocated to Paris, and eventually to San Jose, California. He finished high school in 1984, after which he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Santa Clara University in 1988 and an M.D. from the School of Medicine, University of California, in 1993. He practiced medicine for almost ten years. He lives in North California, with his wife Roya and two children.
If you want to get into the boundaries of Afghanistan, I am sure these two books will provide you the visas. Surely Khaled has mastered the art of blending life instances into social repercussions. The plot flows like a river hitting the right stones along with unexpected twists and turns without any interruptions. I assure that if you start with the first page of kite runner, you will surely end it with the last page of thousand splendid suns. The stage for drama is dry with blood and dirt but the characters are so lively that they will long last in your minds.
For all those who are about to proceed payment, I am sure you will have a good time and for those who are about to exit, you are missing one important book in your life.
I cannot recommend anyone to buy this product from flipkart since I have never brought anything from them, but I will surely recommend to read these two books. These are two masterpieces from the writer. The stories flow flawlessly and you get very much engrossed while reading. "A Thousand Splendid Suns" is even better than "The Kite Runner" and is indeed very much inspirational. If you think your life is miserable, well, you must read these books, the characters move on in life despite having to go through so much hardships. Hosseini is a great storyteller, these are among some of the best novels I have read.
I had read both the books...
The Kite Runner is one book you'll never be able to keep down... It gets you so much involved in it.... It's about family ties, guilt, betrayal and the bond of friendship....
I thought that the beginning of the book was really good, the middle one was a little "raw" (hope u get what i mean 2 say), but the ending was just mindblowing! leaves u with a thoughtful feel after u've read the book
coming to A Thousand splendid Suns....
I personally thought that it was a very good book too, but just a little too violent, so people who can't handle domestic violence kinda stuff, plzz dont read this!!
but again, its Conclusion was just soo powerful..
Tip: Plz read A Thousand Splendid Suns first, and then The Kite Runner.....
Both " The Kite Runner " and " A thousand Splendid Suns" are awesome read . I bought the set of books after hearing a lot about it . But it was over and above my expectation . Its always difficult to take out time for reading books but once I started reading " The KIte Runner" I automatically managed to take out time and my interest to finish the first one and start the next was very much . At the same time it has brought back my interest in reading books which was lost amid the busy schedule of life.. Would recommend to all who would be interested to read something different
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Truly the most amzazing book; blend of emotions, drama and truth.
Khaled Hosseini just captivates the heart of readers... he makes us laugh, he makes us cry. “Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.”
This one is a must read.
I will suggest this book to all book luvers and not for who expects twist and nail biting story expecters.
Firstly kudos to flipkart for their super fast delivery, I got it after the day I placed my order.
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The books give a description of human psyche, relations amidst a war stricken Afghanistan. The stories are compelling, though p...Read More
I had earlier read "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini which I liked very much for the graphic description of life i...Read More