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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Kite Runner

The author of The Kite Runner, came out with another book titled, A Thousand Splendid Suns. I am looking forward to reading his new book, and hope that you enjoy my review of his first book, which is a wonderful novel.

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, is a book told in two parts. The first is about a young boy named Amir, who is carefree and innocent. But after he witnesses an atrocious deed done to his friend, Amir turns into a recluse and insomniac, and drives his friend out of his house. As Amir and his father, struggle to escape the growing violence in Taliban ruled Afghanistan, Amir does not forget the horrible wrongs that he has done.

In the second part of the book Amir is grown and has a wife, when he is visited by an old acquaintance of his father. Amir is told that there is a small boy who is living in Afghanistan who needs his help, and Amir embarks on a journey to save this boy. As Amir travels through Afghanistan, he sees firsthand the horror that he barely escaped.

The Kite Runner is a clear view into the horrors that people face everyday in Afghanistan and the middle east. It is a clear and concise novel that not only offers a great view on the politics that go on in Afghanistan, but it also has a wonderful heartwarming story about a boy's mistakes and his struggle to right them. Khaled Hosseini also escaped from Afghanistan when he was a boy, and the feelings of fear that he breaths into his novel, make it seem almost real. The Kite Runner, is a great book for high school and adult readers, which gives you a no frill view into the horrors and struggles that people face in in our world today.

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