The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
Riverhead Trade
384 pages
April 2004
MPH Price: RM 35.95

About the book

Description: The timely and critically acclaimed debut novel that's becoming a word-of-mouth phenomenon . . .

An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present.

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 it is also about the power of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

About the Author: Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, the son of a diplomat whose family received political asylum in the United States in 1980. The Kite Runner is his first novel.

What peoples said about the book:

In The Kite Runner, Amir and Hassan grow up together in Afghanistan like brothers, although they couldn't be more different. Amir is the son of a wealthy businessman, a Sunni Muslim, a Pashtun, and he's educated and reads voraciously. Hassan's father is a servant to Amir's father, and Hassan is a Sh'ia Muslim, a Hazara, he's illiterate, and he has a harelip. But neither boy has a mother and they spend their boyhoods roaming the streets of Kabul together. Amir, though, continually uses his superior position to taunt or abuse Hassan, and one day hides in fear as Hassan is beaten mercilessly by bullies. The Soviet invasion of Aghanistan sends Amir's family to the United States, but he returns there as an adult during the Taliban rule to atone for his sins to Hassan. Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan émigré living in San Francisco and his debut novel has received mostly good reviews. The Denver Post says The Kite Runner "ranks among the best-written and provocative stories of the year so far."


Since this book has good reputations and became much-loved novel, the worldwide bestseller for a years till now, a film maker Marc Forster recently directed this novel into the film of the same name with the Khaled's novel. This wonderful film based on the novel now in theaters, but please don't ask me when we can watching it in Malaysia. My download is still in progress for this film, hmm... so I bet everyone to read this book or maybe soon we can watching it in cinemas...

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Note: Though I don’t agree with most part of the content in the book, it was very well written and he (Khaled) does have a talent for writing. That's what attracting me to read the book... But plz beware! This is fictional novel and should be not stand for any historical facts! Do read this book carefully because for me some of what author says has anti-Taliban agenda and some portrayal against Islam itself...


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