Searching through the lists of favourite books of the last few years one book appeared on more lists than any other.
First published in May 2003 this is an 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.
It was made into a highly successful film in 2007. Its author Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan born American who worked as a doctor before writing the novel and going on to write two subsequent best sellers.
If you have not read this book you really should!
by Tina Foster
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