Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled_Hosseini

The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One can see why this book became a best seller. The setting and the two main characters certainly would pull in most readers who are not aware of Afghanistan's history or culture. After 9/11 it would be a book to read to try and understand why.

It is a very personal story and very human. Who doesn't try to wipe out an error and all reminders of it? It's a novel which makes one well aware of how necessary the truth is to avoid further disasters.

Written in good plain English with a careful selection of words and some choice pieces of description which make things like the kite running vividly 3D this is a novel to savour. If I find the ending a trifle too pat it is my personal opinion. I dislike too much sentiment and find American novels often err that way.

This is a novel which will become a classic and rightly so because of its subject matter. It's not a difficult read and is a book which should be on all readers' to read lists. Read it, understand a little more about our difficult world, and enjoy the story.

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1 comment:

Kevin Mallik said...

The Kite Runner is a terrific book that tells us how a country’s fate can turn from bloom to gloom. People of the country in every right sense needs to take care of their emotional and cultural values. Too much bigotry is nothing but the second name of devastation. Your review is nice and informative.
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