The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.
--khaledhosseini.com

Title:The Kite Runner
Edition Language:English
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    The Kite Runner Reviews

  • ?????

    In 2012, when I was Mathematics teacher at a private high school in Iran, I had an Afghan student in my class. Sometimes, I discussed with my students about literature, and I told them of novels and p...

  • J.G. Keely

    This is the sort of book White America reads to feel worldly. Just like the spate of Native American pop fiction in the late eighties, this is overwhelmingly colonized literature, in that it pretends ...

  • Britta

    "For you, a thousand times over.""Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.""...attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.""But even when ...

  • Chris

    Due to the large number of negative comments I've received, including death wishes, I've added the following request:Please do not take this review (or yourself) too seriously when reading it. I be...

  • Linda

    Finished this book about a month ago but it's taken me this long to write a review about it because I have such mixed feelings about it. It was a deeply affecting novel, but mostly not in a good way. ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Kite Runner, 2003, Khaled HosseiniThe Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books. It tells the story of Amir, a young boy from t...

  • Will Byrnes

    This is a wonderful, moving novel set in the Afghanistan of the early 70’s and of today, about a young boy and his friend growing up in Kabul. Amir desperately wants his father’s approval, but Bab...

  • Caz (littlebookowl)

    4.5 stars!Oh, my heart. This was heartbreaking and beautifully written!...

  • Virginia Ronan ? Herondale ?

    ”When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you st...

  • Federico DN

    Two little friends, an unspeakable secret, and a quest for redemption."Amir" and "Hassan" are two little boys living in the peaceful Afghanistan of 1975, before the russian invasion, and the subsequen...