The Kite Runner pdf Book Summary by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner pdf book is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It was Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books.
The Kite Runner pdf book tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the Soviet invasion, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also 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.
Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner pdf book has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America’s most treasured writers.
The Kite Runner pdf Book Author – Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini author of The Kite Runner pdf Book is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, with over thirty eight million copies of his books sold in more than seventy countries. The Kite Runner was a major film and was a Book of the Decade, chosen by The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian. A Thousand Splendid Suns was the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year in 2008. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California.
The Kite Runner pdf Book Information
- ASIN : 159463193X
- Publisher : Riverhead Books; 1st edition (March 5, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781594631931
- ISBN-13 : 978-1594631931
- Lexile measure : 840L
- Grade level : 9 – 12
- Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.13 x 1.04 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #7 in Asian American Literature & Fiction
- #15 in Cultural Heritage Fiction
- #45 in Family Saga Fiction
- Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars 26,258 ratings
The Kite Runner pdf Book Reviews
“[A] powerful first novel… political events, even as dramatic as the ones that are presented in The Kite Runner, are only a part of this story. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini gives us a vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence—forces that continue to threaten them even today.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A beautiful novel… This unusually eloquent story is also about the fragile relationship between fathers and sons, humans and their gods, men and their countries. Loyalty and blood are the ties that bind their stories into one of the most lyrical, moving and unexpected books this year.” —The Denver Post
“A marvelous first novel… the story of two young boys who are friends in Afghanistan, and an incredible story of the culture. It’s an old-fashioned kind of novel that really sweeps you away.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“This extraordinary novel locates the personal struggles of everyday people in the terrible sweep of history.” —People
“A moving portrait of modern Afghanistan.” —Entertainment Weekly
“A powerful book…no frills, no nonsense, just hard, spare prose…an intimate account of family and friendship, betrayal and salvation that requires no atlas or translation to engage and enlighten us. Parts of The Kite Runner pdf book are raw and excruciating to read, yet the book in its entirety is lovingly written.”—The Washington Post Book World
“An astonishing, powerful book.”—Diane Sawyer
5.0 out of 5 stars like me, have not read a book like it
Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2017
There are so many ways that this book has touched me; it’s difficult to find a place to begin.
I read this book after reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns” because I was beginning to really become aware of how many of our fellow brothers and sisters in other places in the world have the same desires that we do in the United States: to raise our children with a sense of morality, the determination to make more of oneself, and the endurance to keep going in horrific times and situations.
The narrator of this story is so breathtakingly honest that I feel that his conscience is only open to me. This story allows me to recognize that more than likely every human who has ever walked this earths has had moments of deep regret, and that if we could, we would go back and redo as we examine how life could have been different if other choices were made.
Reading this book has made this far away place seem so much closer – and its people much more understandable to me. It’s an emotional read but a must-read for all who, like me, have not read a book like it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutal But a Great Read
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2016
My 16 year old daughter was assigned this book to read in school. I often read my high school aged children’s literature assignments but rarely have I been so riveted by one. This story is not for the faint of heart. It’s down right brutal at times and the language and subject matter are such that adults should think carefully before allowing their younger teens to read. But for older and more mature teens, there are important lessons to be learned. And for a born and bred American, it’s refreshing to get a middle eastern perspective on the world that is honest and thoughtful. I don’t know if it’s accurate to say I enjoyed reading this book but I was certainly enriched by the experience.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite books of all time
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2019
This was a great book. I really did enjoy it. The story is of a wealthy boy in Kabul, Afghanistan and a servant boy at his home who become friends. The wealthy boy pines for his father’s affection (his mother died giving birth to him) but he never fully gets it (or his dad’s approval). The boys are each other’s playmates until they are about 10 when something terrible happens to the servant boy. The wealthy boy witnessed it, but ran instead of helped. And the wealthy boy never saw the servant boy again.
The wealthy boy moves to America with his father when the Taliban takes over Kabul and there he finds college, a wife, and a new life. Until one day, he gets a call from an old family friend asking him to return to Kabul because he has to see him. And this is where I will end my review because I do not want to give away what happens when he returns.
It really was a great story. I found myself gripping the book tightly in the end. I wondered what had happened to the servant boy and if the wealthy boy would ever see him again.
I encourage you to read this book. There is even a movie that goes along with it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2018
Per The synopsis in other reviews, I just have to add that this is by far the most eviscerating and haunting book I have ever read. I have never been so simultaneously ripped apart and healed by a book. The depth of the plot and the complexities of the characters mirror a story so realistic, I had trouble believing it was fiction. I disliked the narrator, Amir, primarily because I found that his faults are similar to ones I despise in myself. As I was able to relate to him in some aspects, I felt his shame, regret, and grief but also his redemption
This was not merely a book; it was an experience.
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