I wish that I could say I liked the book more. A lot of my childhood friends had a very hard time. The book was published three years ago and my copy indicates there is another novel expected in summer It's about redemption, and redemption is a powerful theme.
The message behind the very ending could be interpreted differently by different readers, but personally I feel that it offers a small sense of hope for both the future of its characters, and perhaps for war-torn Afghanistan as well.
Whatever the truth of the claim to be the first English-language Afghan novel, Hosseini is certainly the first Afghan novelist to fictionalise his culture for a Western readership, melding the personal struggle of ordinary people into the terrible historical sweep of a devastated country in a rich and soul-searching narrative.
What ensues is a genuine fight and chase sequence, where in true incompetent action hero form Amir scarcely defeats his enemy -- in fact, only with the help of his young ward -- and shuffles over a wall with the dexterity of Dom Deluise.
I appreciate the feedback, and look forward to engaging in more such discussion.
Finally, I must mention the excellence of the sound track. Shortly after Hassan's birth, she runs away from home and joins a group of traveling dancers.
Soraya is a young Afghan woman whom Amir meets and marries in the United States. In the end, however, a beautifully written story could have The kite runner review these criticisms -- or at the very least, I would have been able to temper or counter my points above with lavish praise for the writing.
He enigmatically tells Amir, "There is a way to be good again. He knows that if he fails to bring home the kite, Baba would be less proud of him.
Sohrab is the son of Hassan. The Kite Runner is the shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseinian Afghan doctor who received political asylum in as civil conflict devastated his homeland. Amir's story is simultaneously devastating and inspiring. It tells the story of Amir and Hassan, the closest of friends, as good as brothers, and also experts in the art of kite flying.
They adopt that way too, as long as the baby is healthy, everyone is happy. He lives with this guilt for many years, paying deeply in pain and suffering, always wanting to redeem himself for his betrayal. Assef's pedophiliaNazismdrug abuseand sadismand the fact that he is an executioner.
Amir is, if not quite devoted to his playmate then certainly attached including in a way that Amir could never have imagined, for Hassan turns out to be his half brother. There have been many comments to my review since I first wrote it, and I thought it might be about time for me to weigh in for a moment.
When Hassan is assaulted by local bullies, Amir ashamedly avoids his friend, in the process creating a cycle of passivity that haunts him into his adulthood in America. She felt that Hosseini was too focused on fully redeeming the protagonist in Part III and in doing so created too many unrealistic coincidences that allowed Amir the opportunity to undo his past wrongs.
One triumphant day, Amir wins the local kite fighting tournament and finally earns Baba's praise. Loosely autobiographical, The Kite Runner begins in the same well-off Kabul neighborhood in which the author grew up with his diplomat father and schoolteacher mother.
After spending a night with Farid's brother's impoverished family, Amir hides a bundle of money under the mattress to help them. Amir himself becomes a writer, and he reflects on his experiences in the story as though his life itself were a piece of fiction which of course it is! Rahim persuades Amir to come to Pakistan to inform him that Hassan is his half brother and that he should rescue Sohrab.
The showdown between Amir and Assef is melodramatic, and the scene in which Sohrab saves Amir is similarly unconvincing because it is so predetermined.
Shortly thereafter Baba dies. Hassan is almost too decent a human being to be believed. Not only does he not stand up for his friend as he is brutally attacked, but he avoids and eventually sends away the boy from their family home.
Occasionally he chooses a boy, recently Sohrab. Amir's mother passed away of illness when he was an infant while Hassan's mother simply abandoned him.
As an adult, he joins the Taliban and sexually abuses Hassan's son, Sohrab and other children of Sohrab's orphanage. Assef backs off but swears to take revenge one day. Rather than feeling most sympathy and kinship for those who, through absolutely no fault of their own, must suffer, not just once or twice, but again and again?
The final chapter of the book is perhaps my favourite, and one that I have found moving even when rereading it.Dec 14, · The Kite Runner movie reviews & Metacritic score: Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, The Kite Runner is a 61%(34).
Aug 03, · THE KITE RUNNER. By Khaled Hosseini.
pp. New York: Riverhead Books. $ THIS powerful first novel, by an Afghan physician now living in. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is one of the best books I have read in years. This is a page turner with complex characters and situations that will make you think hard about friendship, good and evil, betrayal, and redemption.
Oct 10, · The Kite Runner is a novel of conflict, and the conflicts range from warring armies, factions, worldviews, and ethnic groups to the conflicts between individuals, fathers and.
May 29, · The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in by Riverhead Books, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan/5(M).
The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in by Riverhead Books, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan.Download