Introduction to the Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

"A gripping story of a boyhood friendship destroyed by jealousy, fear, and the kind of ruthless evil that transcends mere politics"


The Kite Runner tells of a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship against a backdrop of history. In Afghanistan, young Amir’s earliest memories of life in Kabul are blessed with a cultural heritage that values tradition, blood ties and a deeply rooted cultural identity. But just as the novel is old-fashioned in its narration, it is contemporary in its subject — the devastating history of Afghanistan over the past thirty years. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful debut to such a beginning author. The themes of this novel are universal: familial relationships, the power of sacrifice, the price of betrayal, the inhumanities of a rigid class system, the horrific realities of war, and above all, one’s process of redemption. The Kite Runner, an epic tale of fathers and sons, takes us from the final days of Afghanistan’s monarchy to the atrocities of the Taliban reign.  





An Entry Done by Sara Ali


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