Monday, January 12, 2009
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini .....
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini is one of the best books I've read recently. It is the story of two boys in Kabul - Amir, the priviledged son of a wealthy businessman, and Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant. The boys are inseparable and spend their days together telling stories and running kites until a tragic event changes their relationship forever.
Amir and his father escape Afghanistan and move to California where Amir becomes a successful writer. However, he is haunted by the childhood incident in which he betrayed Hassan.
When he receives word that Hassan and his wife have been murdered by the Taliban, and that their son Sohrab is in an orphanage, Amir knows that he must go home.
This is a story about betrayal and redemption, about guilt and forgiveness. It is also the story of the relationship between father and son.
I highly recommend this book.