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Language: English
Length: 336 Pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
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The Kite Runner is an intriguing and powerful tale of the life of a young and innocent boy named Amir.

Summary Of The Book

The Kite Runner is the debut novel of Khaled Hosseini. It narrates the story of Amir, a young boy who hails from the Wazir Akbar Khan district situated in Kabul and aspires to become a writer. The novel is set amidst some chaotic situations including the Afghan monarchy’s fall after the Soviet Military intrusion, the exodus of its natives to the United States and Pakistan, and the growing tyranny of the Taliban regime.

Amir is the son of a wealthy merchandiser. He befriends Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. There is a secret about Hassan that Amir needs to know, but doesn’t. One day, Amir seeks Hassan’s help to win a kite-flying competition. But that afternoon, a calamity befalls Hassan and their lives are shattered for ever.

The Kite Runner also narrates the story of Amir’s father’s emotional journey to rediscover his son, his son’s love life, the sacrifices that they make to become closer to each other, and the revelation of some unknown truths.

This book has won the South African Boeke Prize in the year 2004. It has also been adapted for the big screen as a motion picture. The movie was nominated for the Oscars and it successfully grabbed various awards like the BAFTA Film Award and the Critics Choice Award in the year 2008.

About Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is a renowned American physician and novelist who has Afghani roots. Some of the other books authored by Khaled Hosseini are And The Mountains Echoed and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Hosseini hails from Kabul in Afghanistan and was born in the year 1965. He acquired his secondary education from Independence High School at San Jose in the year 1984. He received his graduation degree in the subject of Biology from Santa Clara University in the year 1988. Hosseini also holds an MD (1993) from the School of Medicine affiliated to the University of California, San Diego. He received his resident physician certification of internal medicine from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at Los Angeles in the year 1996. Presently, Hosseini is a Goodwill Envoy at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Specifications of Kite Runner (English) (Paperback)

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Author KHALED HOSSEINI
Book Details
Publisher Bloomsbury UK
Publication Year 2011 September
ISBN-13 9781408824856
ISBN-10 140882485X
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 336 Pages
Dimensions
Width 5.19 inch
Height 7.79 inch
Depth 0.94 inch
Weight 0.94 g
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Nupur Phatak
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!

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Samir Bodkhe
01 Dec 2012
Beautiful.

Plot:The story revolves around two children in afghanistan,who are half brothers and are unaware of that fact.Their father is a rich man in afghanistan but post soviet invasion moves out to USA.Here the story continues ,however one of the child is left behind by his father to take care of house with the help of a servant.However things turn tragic and an incident in childhood haunts the main lead throughout his life.He tries to redeem himself by doing something unselfish for his half-brother.But things are more complicated than it may seem from far away in USA.Will he be able to redeem hims... ()

Plot:The story revolves around two children in afghanistan,who are half brothers and are unaware of that fact.Their father is a rich man in afghanistan but post soviet invasion moves out to USA.Here the story continues ,however one of the child is left behind by his father to take care of house with the help of a servant.However things turn tragic and an incident in childhood haunts the main lead throughout his life.He tries to redeem himself by doing something unselfish for his half-brother.But things are more complicated than it may seem from far away in USA.Will he be able to redeem hims...
Plot:The story revolves around two children in afghanistan,who are half brothers and are unaware of that fact.Their father is a rich man in afghanistan but post soviet invasion moves out to USA.Here the story continues ,however one of the child is left behind by his father to take care of house with the help of a servant.However things turn tragic and an incident in childhood haunts the main lead throughout his life.He tries to redeem himself by doing something unselfish for his half-brother.But things are more complicated than it may seem from far away in USA.Will he be able to redeem himself?

Comment:The author needs to be commended for the way he potrays characters according to their basic nature.The story is woven very elegantly and you can identify with characters.I will definitely vouch for this book.

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Abhishek Pare
28 Oct 2011
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Superb book to understand Afghans

This book is a masterpiece and helps the readers to understand the psychology of Afghan people. I don't think this book can be written in any other better way. In fact this book is a mirror to humanity and looks like an autobiography of Khalid

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Gopikrishna Reddy...
14 Aug 2012
Story of Redemption

Sometimes we make irrevocable mistakes, later only to find out that, those will daunt us our whole life. We live on with that regret and sleepless nights. But we also get our chances to make a redemption. It's all about how we use those chances to overcome from our past mistakes. Kite Runner is the story of redemption, it's a great story and well narrated, with some deep emotion incidents. The Author has narrated the story on the backdrop of Afghanistan. I like the book very much. I didn't miss reading a single line. It's a must read for book lovers.

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Abhitosh RAthore
19 Jul 2012
Lovely !

Reading Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner was an experience in itself. I felt as if was actually running through the dusty lanes of kabul, tasting naan and shorba, and targeting mulberries with my slingshot. This book will take you in afghanistan where you can see, feel and smell the pre-1980 afghanistan. His simple HighSchool english makes for a very good and clear read. He employs images which are devastating and real. You may end up crying for Hassan and Amir.

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Really worth. A must read. Read it first before watching the movie. I would recommend it as a good book for 15 and above. simple language. Basically its quite a serious story. But you will find really interesting. (View complete review)

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29 Jul 2014
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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.
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Sapna Saini
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.
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24 Jun 2014
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It is a nice read and quite touching. Language is very appropriate and full of substance. Liked reading it. (View complete review)

    Book: Kite Runner (English) by KHALED HOSSEINI
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