The New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.

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.
June 2, 2003  |  402 pages
(Rated on Apr 7, 2015)
Grade: C    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
Low High
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Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Though, I really liked this book, and couldn't stop reading, at the end I still have some mixed ideas about it. The book is a sad picture of Afghanistan, and its people, so many parts were hurtful to read. However, the magic of the book was in Amir's childhood, as the author has the ability of opening a path for the reader into the internal thoughts of its characters which is magnificent. Though the next was not as good, it was the end that I really liked. It's a good book in general terms,   (+1 vote)