The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

by Manav Dhiman on October, 2010

in Books

The Kite Runner Book Review

The Kite Runner is a book that has accommodated almost every kind of emotions in this world. Relationships like father and son, between two friends, between two lovers and between two countries.

It is a tale of two friends – Amir and Hassan, living in the 1970s’ Afghanistan. Amir is the son of one of the wealthiest father in the whole Kabul and Hassan is the son of his servant with whom Amir’s father has grown up.

They are enjoying their childhood lives with full passion under an Afghanistan ruled by a monarchy. But the fate has something else for them. After a shocking incident that Amir saw happening with Hassan, in which he didn’t do anything to help him, made him depressed. He no longer talked to Hassan and was immersed in his dead mother’s old books and writing stories.

Then there comes a republic in Afghanistan which seeks help of Russians to help them rule Afghanistan. But the people of Afghanistan can’t tolerate living under guns of the Russian soldiers. But the Russians had more plans for Afghanistan – They overtook the government and put their own raj in Afghanistan. Gunfire and bombs were everywhere.

To get rid of all this, Amir and his father leave for Peshawar in Pakistan from where they go to America forever. There Amir gets married to an immigrant Afghan. But there is one problem – They are not able to have any children.

After some days, Amir receives a call from Peshawar from his father’s brother – Rahim Khan who asks him to come and meet him in his last days of life. Amir obeys, and reaches Peshawar where he comes to know that Hassan has died and now he has to go to Taliban ruled Afghanistan to save his one and only child. He also comes to know about a startling fact about him and Hassan from Rahim Khan there.

What happens next is truly epic and the whole story is also awesome. This part of the book really captures your heart. And if you are not the ones who have a brave heart, you are sure to shed some tears along the journey of this book.

This is truly unforgettable read. Do catch its movie to with the same title!

Rating: 5 / 5

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Dinesh Verma October 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Heart touching Novel … its a must read.

Manav Dhiman May 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

It really is a heart touching novel, Dinesh. Beautifully woven.

Sahil dawani March 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

Novel that can make u cry

Manav Dhiman May 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm


Ritu Ravindran May 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

i recently saw this movie but it is nothing like the almost lyrical ballad we just read and to add to the fact the whole subtitle thing ruined it

Manav Dhiman May 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

But it was beautifully shot. :)