Sjanger: | Anmeldelse (bok, film...) |
Språkform: | Engelsk |
Forfatter: | Sindre Larsen |
Tema: | The Kite Runner |
Lastet opp: | 04.02.2008 |
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Handlingsreferat, personbeskrivelser, virkemidler og egen vurdering av "The Kite Runner" (på norsk: "Drageløperen").
The book is written by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan, living in America since 1980. The Kite Runner was his first novel, and it was published in 2003. The Kite Runner has also been made into a movie, and it is coming to cinemas in Norway in January 2008.
The book is about the boy Amir and his life from childhood in Kabul, Afghanistan from before the revolution and up to his life in America in 2001. We get to see how his actions in the childhood, haunts him up to the present.
In his childhood, Amir had problems gaining the love and affection of his father, Baba. He felt like his father was blaming him for the death of Amir’s mother. She died giving birth to Amir. Through his childhood up to 1975, he and his best friend Hassan did everything together. Playing, going to the cinemas and going up to the pomegranate tree on the hill behind the house, where Amir used to read stories to Hassan.
Every winter, during the holidays in Afghanistan, a kite tournament took place. Hundreds of kite flyers were competing to be the best kite flyer. The point was to cut the line on the others’ kites, and to be the last kite in the air. When a kite was cut, it would get out of control, and blown away. The kids, who didn’t fly kites, would run to catch the lost kite, and the one catching it would be the one keeping it. These kids would be called Kite Runners. Hassan was a great kite runner, not only did he run fast, he also was great predicting where it would land. In the winter of 1975, Amir won the tournament, and as he cut the last kite, Hassan went to catch it. When he didn’t return, Amir went to look for him, finding him in a back alley,... [continues]
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