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The Kite Runner is about the friendship between two young Afghani boys who eventually lose touch as a result of the war and the rising reign of the Taliban. The book gives a different view of Afghanistan and the emotions of the people during the time.

Summary of the Book

The book is a story of two young Afghan boys, Amir and Hassan. it is set during the time when the Taliban was rising and the Soviet Union was attacking Afghanistan. Amir, the son of a wealthy merchant, loves to fly kites and his servant’s son and trusted friend Hassan is his kite runner. One day, Hassan is brutally assaulted by a young boy Ali who swore to take revenge when Hassan protected him using his slingshot in an attempt to rescue Amir. Amir, however, did not go to help or call for help as he is too scared to intervene. He is guilty about this eventually Hassan is to leave Kabul for good with his father.
Years later Amir and his father move to California where he marries Soraya. Fifteen years later he decides to back to Afghanistan. The book reveals the friendship and loyalty that is not lost between all the cruelty that is surrounding the characters.

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan born novelist and physician. His book The Kite Runner is a best selling book which was number one for over a hundred weeks. After this book he decided to stop practicing medicine and decided to be a full time writer.

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Author KHALED HOSSEINI
Book Details
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing - U K
ISBN-13 9781408850251
ISBN-10 1408850257
Language English
Binding Paperback
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★★★★★
★★★★★
20 Apr 2013
Life's truth!

With a backdrop of Taliban ruled Afganistan, the story is set up in Kabul and partly in America, of two little boys-one a royal Pashtun blood-Amir and the other a mere Hazara- Hassan.The story is of their lives, their friendship, separation, guilt, truths and secrets.The story goes to tell you how one coward decision darkens the future, how one lie erects boundaries, how distances crush relationships, how love never loses faith, how life becomes cheap, how killing a human being under the name of religion and God???s wish becomes passion, how one???s caste becomes one???s reason of death???h... ()

With a backdrop of Taliban ruled Afganistan, the story is set up in Kabul and partly in America, of two little boys-one a royal Pashtun blood-Amir and the other a mere Hazara- Hassan.The story is of their lives, their friendship, separation, guilt, truths and secrets.The story goes to tell you how one coward decision darkens the future, how one lie erects boundaries, how distances crush relationships, how love never loses faith, how life becomes cheap, how killing a human being under the name of religion and God???s wish becomes passion, how one???s caste becomes one???s reason of death???h...
With a backdrop of Taliban ruled Afganistan, the story is set up in Kabul and partly in America, of two little boys-one a royal Pashtun blood-Amir and the other a mere Hazara- Hassan.The story is of their lives, their friendship, separation, guilt, truths and secrets.The story goes to tell you how one coward decision darkens the future, how one lie erects boundaries, how distances crush relationships, how love never loses faith, how life becomes cheap, how killing a human being under the name of religion and God???s wish becomes passion, how one???s caste becomes one???s reason of death???how just one step towards the truth brings in courage and makes one a guilt free human being!
>It has honest expressions, simplicity and the words carry the fearless truth.
>The story reaches you; you can feel it pumping in your heart all the while.

>It is that kind of a book which will remain with you forever; no matter how heart-breaking it is, it will always be close to your heart.

>Every time you will keep down the book, for a break, you will feel the urge to pick it up again and reach the end; however, honestly at some places I felt the story should not unfold, felt that I don???t want to know what happens next, I don???t want to miss a beat again-all this because you become the part of the story. You feel the pain, the pinch and at the end, the hope too!

2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
15 Mar 2014
Kite Runner

With a backdrop of Taliban ruled Afganistan, the story is of two little boys-one a royal Pashtun blood-Amir and the other a mere Hazara- Hassan.The story is of their lives, their friendship, separation, guilt, truths and secrets.The story goes to tell you how one coward decision darkens the future, how one lie erects boundaries, how distances crush relationships, how love never loses faith, how life becomes cheap, how killing a human being under the name of religion and God???s wish becomes passion, how one???s caste becomes one???s reason of death???how just one step towards the truth brin... ()

With a backdrop of Taliban ruled Afganistan, the story is of two little boys-one a royal Pashtun blood-Amir and the other a mere Hazara- Hassan.The story is of their lives, their friendship, separation, guilt, truths and secrets.The story goes to tell you how one coward decision darkens the future, how one lie erects boundaries, how distances crush relationships, how love never loses faith, how life becomes cheap, how killing a human being under the name of religion and God???s wish becomes passion, how one???s caste becomes one???s reason of death???how just one step towards the truth brin...
With a backdrop of Taliban ruled Afganistan, the story is of two little boys-one a royal Pashtun blood-Amir and the other a mere Hazara- Hassan.The story is of their lives, their friendship, separation, guilt, truths and secrets.The story goes to tell you how one coward decision darkens the future, how one lie erects boundaries, how distances crush relationships, how love never loses faith, how life becomes cheap, how killing a human being under the name of religion and God???s wish becomes passion, how one???s caste becomes one???s reason of death???how just one step towards the truth brings in courage and makes one a guilt free human being!

>It has honest expressions, simplicity and the words carry the fearless truth.

>The story reaches you; you can feel it pumping in your heart all the while.

>It is that kind of a book which will remain with you forever; it will always be close to your heart.

>Every time you will keep down the book, for a break, you will feel the urge to pick it up again and reach the end; however, honestly at some places I felt the story should not unfold, felt that I don???t want to know what happens next, I don???t want to miss a beat again-all this because you become the part of the story. You feel the pain, the pinch and at the end, the hope too!

>It is shattering and shakes you from within.

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
23 May 2013
"Redemption" it is!

Set in the Background of Afghanistan which now people recognize by only one word "Taliban " the word now used as a synonym for "Terror" ... But earlier there was a anti taliban life there .. there where a strange Bonding developed between Amir and Hassan, two boys who have been bred together and later , one ruins others life... yet he always remains loyal to him and considers him what the other did'nt "Friend"
This is a journey from Afghan to Pakistan to the "uncertain land" of U.S.A and a detour back.. tracing your steps back to Afghan, a changed Afg...
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Set in the Background of Afghanistan which now people recognize by only one word "Taliban " the word now used as a synonym for "Terror" ... But earlier there was a anti taliban life there .. there where a strange Bonding developed between Amir and Hassan, two boys who have been bred together and later , one ruins others life... yet he always remains loyal to him and considers him what the other did'nt "Friend"
This is a journey from Afghan to Pakistan to the "uncertain land" of U.S.A and a detour back.. tracing your steps back to Afghan, a changed Afg...
Set in the Background of Afghanistan which now people recognize by only one word "Taliban " the word now used as a synonym for "Terror" ... But earlier there was a anti taliban life there .. there where a strange Bonding developed between Amir and Hassan, two boys who have been bred together and later , one ruins others life... yet he always remains loyal to him and considers him what the other did'nt "Friend"
This is a journey from Afghan to Pakistan to the "uncertain land" of U.S.A and a detour back.. tracing your steps back to Afghan, a changed Afghainstan,a miserable one, ruled by mercilles people who call themselves "Taliban" and kill in the name of God.
A gripping story, a true page turner, a story that guarantes to put a smile to your face. Dont hesitate.. Grab your copy as soon as you can.

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
30 Jun 2013
'khaled hosseini's masterpiece'

i'm one of those unfortunate one's who grabbed the movie "the kite runner" first and later on the book..for a moment i thought the movie was brilliant but after glancing few pages of the book...i had second thoughts that it was not made upto the potential of the book..hence forth coming on to the book...khaled hosseini has been one of the respected names in the authors and he just completly blows your mind off with this one..a story on the dropback of afganistan but it is not the same typical one..the child's crave and hunger for his father's love.the blind truth in afganistan and... ()

i'm one of those unfortunate one's who grabbed the movie "the kite runner" first and later on the book..for a moment i thought the movie was brilliant but after glancing few pages of the book...i had second thoughts that it was not made upto the potential of the book..hence forth coming on to the book...khaled hosseini has been one of the respected names in the authors and he just completly blows your mind off with this one..a story on the dropback of afganistan but it is not the same typical one..the child's crave and hunger for his father's love.the blind truth in afganistan and...
i'm one of those unfortunate one's who grabbed the movie "the kite runner" first and later on the book..for a moment i thought the movie was brilliant but after glancing few pages of the book...i had second thoughts that it was not made upto the potential of the book..hence forth coming on to the book...khaled hosseini has been one of the respected names in the authors and he just completly blows your mind off with this one..a story on the dropback of afganistan but it is not the same typical one..the child's crave and hunger for his father's love.the blind truth in afganistan and all the twists and turns makes this one a truly loveable ....so just go for this one

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
16 Nov 2013
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The Kite Runner- A Sea of Emotions.........

I have really fallen in love with the way Khaled Hosseini writes.Beyond doubt ,this is the best book of fiction I've ever read.
All the emotions have been conveyed in a manner that the reader is bound to think about nothing but the protagonist Amir and reflect on how life unveils itself at its own pace.
And here are two advices to all those who are gonna order the book:
Firstly, check out for the two other books by this author- 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' and 'And The Mountains Echoed'..Go for the three books together.
Secondly' start reading only once...
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I have really fallen in love with the way Khaled Hosseini writes.Beyond doubt ,this is the best book of fiction I've ever read.
All the emotions have been conveyed in a manner that the reader is bound to think about nothing but the protagonist Amir and reflect on how life unveils itself at its own pace.
And here are two advices to all those who are gonna order the book:
Firstly, check out for the two other books by this author- 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' and 'And The Mountains Echoed'..Go for the three books together.
Secondly' start reading only once...
I have really fallen in love with the way Khaled Hosseini writes.Beyond doubt ,this is the best book of fiction I've ever read.
All the emotions have been conveyed in a manner that the reader is bound to think about nothing but the protagonist Amir and reflect on how life unveils itself at its own pace.
And here are two advices to all those who are gonna order the book:
Firstly, check out for the two other books by this author- 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' and 'And The Mountains Echoed'..Go for the three books together.
Secondly' start reading only once you are free for the day and the next or so. The book is really engaging.

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.

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06 Jul 2014
You just start and the book won't leave you till the end!

A masterpiece I may call, but you just have to start reading it and the book won't leave you till the end.
Nothing in this book becomes predictable and you love whatever comes through.
Cowardice of a boy being so explicitly shown and the guilt that one goes through, can never be explained as good...
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01 Jul 2014
Worth Reading

This book will make you cry, rejoice , scared and satisfied at last.
It starts with the childhood memories of Amir and hassan whose glimpse is spread through out the book.
It shows the dark side of humanity which is hard to digest but truth is truth.
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A Good Read...

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A BOOK IN REAL !!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS IS A BOOK WHICH YOU WILL BE PROUD TO READ.A BOOK WHICH DEALS IN REAL TERMS ABOUT KINSHIP,LOYALTY AND BROTHERHOOD.MOST, IMPORTANTLY IT IS THE BOOK WHERE YOU REALLY GET TO KNOW THE POWER OF BLOOD RELATION.I CAN ASSURE, THIS IS THE BOOK WHERE EVERY PENNY OF YOURS MAKES A WORTH AND EVEN MORE.LA... (View complete review)

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