Book Review: The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is such a great novel on so many levels. It is fast paced, intimate, engaging and well written. It is deeply moving and will make you stop at many places to sort out your emotions. It talks about a person’s moral dilemma and internal conflicts. How he struggles to find balance between his integrity, sorrow, courage(or lack of), love and fear. It is a fascinating read pushing you off to tangents of reflection. It is highly relevant in the current times as it helps educate us on how deeply engrained are our unconscious biases are.

The story is littered with strong characters and interesting personalities. The main theme of the novel is personality of the city of Kabul itself. How religion and politics transformed a once thriving city of pride and grandeur to ruins turning men into animals and children into orphans.

Overall, the novel puts you on a path to introspection, is an entertaining read and proves how love wins in the end against all odds.



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