The Kite Runner
This Khaled Housseini masterpiece is an exemplary of how a mere book, is capable of evoking very strong emotions in human beings.
‘The Kite Runner’ traces the journey of two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan in the war-torn nation of Afghanistan.
Housseini’s novel is a blend of all the prominent human feelings such as, unconditional love, jealousy, regret, hatred etc.
Major parts of the book will you teary-eyed, with the feeling of something knotted inside your stomach and a bit disturbed, but trust me, you would never want the story to end.
You absolutely fall in love with the characters, especially Amir and Hassan. For me, Amir stands out of all. I love him for both his vulnerability and innocence.
You also get a deep insight about the ravaged conditions of Afghanistan, rightly described by the author in the quote, ‘There are lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood’.
This book, has been life-changing for me. As I was encouraged to take up writing after reading it.
Honestly, I didn’t read the book, I lived it. I cried with Amir and Hassan, I laughed and I grew with them. I can give you thousands reasons to love this book.
For me, ‘The Kite Runner’ is the best book ever, and I feel so lucky to have read it.