Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Book Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runneris the story of Amir, a wealthy boy in Afghanistan, and the son of his servant, Hassan. The two are friends in childhood, but that friendship gets tested severely when Hassan is assaulted and Amir does nothing to help him. While the two get separated and Amir moves to America, he is forever haunted at his lack of courage. Amir decides to return to Afghanistan to attempt to atone for his mistakes, at least to the son of his old friend Hassan.

The Kite Runner
A very powerful book with hard, depressing, and difficult ideas and events. I think it was very eye-opening for me to read about Afghanistan and also about the lives of the people who live there. But, I had a really hard time getting through this novel, despite its well-written prose, because of the heart-breaking and horrible experiences throughout.

s-factor: !@#$

(Not sure how much there was, but quite sure there was some).

mrg-factor: XXX
At least one very disturbing scene.

v-factor: ->->
Some violence also.

Overall rating: ***

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