Wednesday 27 August 2014

Review – “The Kite Runner.”

Author – Khaled Hosseini
Published by – Bloomsbury
Price - 399

Ater I read “A thousand Splendid Suns” I felt the need to read another of Khaled Hosseini’s book in order to understand the different stories he could weave around a War affected zone. Well! In the beginning I just read a few pages of “The Kite Runner” and put the book away; I don’t know what it was, but I was not able to complete this book as fast as I had read his first. And then one day I picked up the book again and started turning the pages and that is when I found the book drawing me into the lives of the protagonists.

Set in Afghanistan in 1975, "The Kite Runner," is the story of a friendship between Amir and his friend Hassan. These two young boys share a bond that is deep, but then things change when emotions and feelings rear their ugly heads and destroy everything. People move, ties are severed and then there is guilt, extreme guilt and self-blame.

Suddenly in the dark lanes that appears hope and an opportunity to seek for forgiveness and find peace within the soul. The path is not easy, but it’s the only one that will remove the guilt to a certain extent!

My Reasons -

This book moved me just like his previous one because Khaled Hosseini had described the time, place and people so clearly yet again. He has crafted characters that are very much like the people we are in touch with every day. They are fed with emotions just like us – they sulk, they cry, they talk, they laugh and they make mistakes. A great writer, Khaled Hosseini is a master of tales. His crisp writing style, great descriptions and understanding of the human mind, all contribute to making his stories so good to read!

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