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The Kite Runner Book Review

By mhzfabulous May 16, 2013 456 Words
Book Review
The Kite Runner

Summary
The kite runner a novel by Khaled Hosseini is a novel about two young boys in Afghanistan named Amir and Hassan. Amir constantly struggles to earn his father’s love Baba since he feels that he was the reason of his mother’s death which happened during child birth. Finally Amir succeeds by winning a kite flying-competition. But the same day Amir witnesses the rape of Hassan and does nothing to stop it which troubles him for the rest of his life. He feels ashamed and slyly frames Hassan of theft to get rid of him and both Hassan and his father leave. During this novel, Afghanistan is being invaded by Russia, separating Amir and Hassan completely. Amir and his father are eventually forced to start over in America, but his secret still haunting him. One phone call from an old friend takes Amir back to Afghanistan his home country. During this event he learns a outrageous secret about his past and tries to make things right. Eventually meets up with his arch nemesis again and must make some hard decisions. How this novel is tragic

Hosseini has cleverly and effectively portrayed family relationships, as well as the cruel segregation of society into classes. It has opened up the eyes of its readers to the harsh realities of what life is like in Afghanistan, and this realistic approach is what makes the novel so moving. Various tragic elements such as hamartia, remorse, anagnorisis and retribution are recognized in this story. Hosseini has written a catastrophic novel that is indeed tragic.

Personal feelings about the novel
Personally I believe that The Kite Runner is one of the best books I have read recently. It is a novel filled with suspense and is definitely a page turner that contains complex characters and circumstances that will make you think a lot about friendship, good and evil, betrayal, and redemption. It is a certainly powerful novel and contains particular graphic scenes, nevertheless it is not needless. Hosseini has written a great book by many measures.

Recommend the novel & why?
This is a marvelous book and must-read, regardless of age, gender, or nationality. This novel gives the reader a little taste of what it's like for people in the Middle East, and how they are able to survive with so little and what they have been through. The characters are so down-to-earth that long after finishing the book, you will be thinking of sensitive Amir with his insecurities, his father, and Hassan. When reading this moving book, you will feel countless emotions, crying your eyes out at parts. The novel conveys a universal message that will move even the coldest heart.

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