The Kite Runner



It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.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. Best Download The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini For Kindle ePUB or eBook – tiffanydaniels.co.ukThe Kite Runner

Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965 In 1970 Hosseini and his family moved to Iran where his father worked for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran In 1973 Hosseini s family returned to Kabul, and Hosseini s youngest brother was born in July of that year.In 1976, when Hosseini was 11 years old, Hosseini s father obtained a job in Paris, France, and moved the family there They were u Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965 In 1970 Hosseini and his family moved to Iran where his father worked for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran In 1973 Hosseini s family returned to Kabul, and Hosseini s youngest brother was born in July of that year.In 1976, when Hosseini was 11 years old, Hosseini s father obtained a job in Paris, France, and moved the family there They were unable to return to Afghanistan because of the Saur Revolution in which the PDPA communist party seized power through a bloody coup in April 1978 Instead, a year after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in 1980 they sought political asylum in the United States and made their residence in San Jose, California.Hosseini graduated from Independence High School in San Jose in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor s degree in biology in 1988 The following year, he entered the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, where he earned his M.D in 1993 He completed his residency in internal medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1996 He practiced medicine for over ten years, until a year and a half after the release of The Kite Runner.Hosseini is currently a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR He has been working to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan through the Khaled Hosseini Foundation The concept for the foundation was inspired by the trip to Afghanistan that Hosseini made in 2007 with UNHCR.He lives in Northern California with his wife, Roya, and their two children Harris and Farah

The Kite Runner  By Khaled Hosseini IBN : 1594480001 Format : Paperback – tiffanydaniels.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 371 pages
  • The Kite Runner
  • Khaled Hosseini
  • English
  • 01 April 2017
  • 1594480001

10 thoughts on “The Kite Runner

  1. says:

    In 2012, when I was Mathematics teacher at a private high school in Iran, I had an Afghan student in my class Sometimes, I discussed with my students about literature, and I told them of novels and poem I found it very strange that my students had no interest in literature and even sometimes looked with hostility to this discussion Days passed and much time was left to the end of school year One day I saw Ali, Afghan student, came to me and had a booklet in his hand and I saw in his eyes sev In 2012, when I was Mathematics teacher at a private high school in Iran, I had an Afghan student in my class Sometimes, I discussed with my students about literature, and I told them of novels and poem I found it very strange that my students had no interest in literature and even sometimes looked with hostility to this discussion Days passed and much time was left to the end of school year One day I saw Ali, Afghan student, came to me and had a booklet in his hand and I saw in his eyes several times as if he wanted to say something, but he was quiet I waited for a little, and after a few moments, I began to speak He smiled, and with a special Afghan accent, he said I have written a story, sir and became quiet again I said it s excellent , and I asked, do you read books Yes, sir, he replied I asked, what kind of books do you like Mark Twain and John Steinbeck and Jules Verne, he answered I asked what you have written He replied I wrote a st...

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    For you, a thousand times over Children aren t coloring books You don t get to fill them with your favorite colors attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun But even when he wasn t around, he was When you kill a man, you steal a life You steal a wife s right to a husband, rob his children of a father When you tell a lie, you steal someone s right to the truth When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness There is no actwretched than stealing she ha For you, a thousand times over Children aren t coloring books You don t get to fill them with your favorite colors attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun But even when he wasn t around, he was When you kill a man, you steal a life You steal a wife s right to a husband, rob his children of a father When you tell a lie, you steal someone s right to the truth When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness There is no actwretched than stealing she had a voice that made me think of warm milk and honey My heart stuttered at the thought of her and I would walk by, pretending not to know her, but dying to It turned out that, like satan, cancer had many names Every woman needed a husband, even if he did silence the song in her The first time I saw the Pacific, I almost cried Proud His eyes gleamed when he said that and I liked being on the rec...

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    I became what I am today at the age of twenty nine, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 2008 What I am about to tell you about what I became is going to be very shocking It is going to manipulate your emotions It may include some random words in my native language for no reason whatsoever It will teach you unnecessary things about my culture It will not be smarter than a fifth grader And it will include as many cliches and as much foreshadowing as is humanly possible You are going t I became what I am today at the age of twenty nine, on a frigid overcast day in the win...

  4. says:

    This is the sort of book White America reads to feel worldly Just like the spate of Native American pop fiction in the late eighties, this is overwhelmingly colonized literature, in that it pretends to reveal some aspect of the other culture, but on closer inspection aside from the occasional tidbit it is a thoroughly western story, firmly ensconced in the western tradition Even those tidbits Hosseini gives are of such a vague degree that to be impressed by them, one would have to have alm This is the sort of book White America reads to feel worldly Just like the spate of Native American pop fiction in the late eighties, this is overwhelmingly colonized literature, in that it pretends to reveal some aspect...

  5. says:

    Finished this book about a month ago but it s taken me this long to write a review about it because I have such mixed feelings about it It was a deeply affecting novel, but mostly not in a good way I really wanted to like it, but theI think about what I didn t like about the book, theit bothers me I even downgraded this review from two stars to one from the time I started writing it to the time I finished.Let s start off with the good, shall we The writing itself was pretty good Finished this book about a month ago but it s taken me this long to write a review about it because I have such mixed feelings ab...

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    The kite runner, 2003, Khaled HosseiniThe Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan American author Khaled Hosseini Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan s monarchy through the Soviet military intervention, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban reg The kite runner, 2003, Khaled HosseiniThe Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan American author Khaled Hosseini Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from th...

  7. says:

    4.5 stars Oh, my heart This was heartbreaking and beautifully written

  8. says:

    Check outof my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com The Kite Runner had been sitting on my TBR list for years I kept putting it off because while I was sure that it would be a fantastic book, it isn t the type of smutty romance that I usually read I knew that I d have to be in the right kind of mood to read it Finally, I found myself wanting to read something a little different to break me out of a reading rut and I downloaded the Audible version of The Kite Runner and started listenin Check outof my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com The Kite Runner had been sitting on my TBR list for years I kept putting it off because while I was sure that it would be a fantastic book, it isn t the type of smutty romance that I usually read I knew that I d have to be in the right kind of mood to read it Finally, I found myself wanting to read something a little different to break me out of a reading rut and I downloaded the Audible version of The Kite Runner and started listening.As expec...

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    i really wanted to like this novel judging from its thousands of five star reviews hailing it as the one of the best books ever written, i m in the minority when i state that this novel, while well intentioned, just left a little bit of sour taste in my mouth my problems with the novel are as follows first of all the writing itself is so ham fistened, heavy handed, distracting and otherwise puzzling that by the midway point, i seriously considered chucking the book aga...

  10. says:

    I m really mad at myself for taking so long to read this SUCH a good book, and while it may not be worthy of 5 stars for me, I really did love it and it broke my heart a hundred times I look forward to reading Hosseini s other books, most likely this year.

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