The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner

By | April 2013
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The book I choose to read is a non-fictional novel by Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books. It is Hosseini's first novel, and was adapted into a film of the same name in 2007. Hosseini is an Afgan-born American novelist and Physician. The Kite Runner is Hosseini's first novel and has been having good success ever since its debut. The book tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan, his father's young Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet invasion, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime. What I like about this book is that it could really pull your emotional strings. It really to-the-point on its theme which is about friendship, forgiveness and honesty. The book is very detailed on important scenes in the book. So as you read the book, you can imagine the scene in your head happening as you read it. I feel that this book can very well capture its targeted audience like it has to me. Reading the book is like being on a roller-coaster. One moment, you are at the climax, then you drop down to the bottom, thinking its finally over, then you are suddenly brought to another high point, and you drop again. That is like the different events that happen in the book. After reading how the main character overcomed one issue, he then enjoyed alot of time being able to study and be sucessful. Then the character is suddenly reminded of the past, the brought into an even thougher situations where loved ones die, and memories of this past are brought back to him. Then again, just as he thought it was all over, he was told of the unbelievable truth of the father he had always looked up to. He realised why his father had treated him in a certain way and why he treated his servant in another way. Then in order to redeem his father and himself, he...