Overall Ratings: 4/5
Powerful, Disturbing, open
It is a life-story of a boy Amir from Kabul who wanted to prove his worth to his father by winning kite competition. He does so but that day changed his life and the events from day kept coming back to haunt him. He was supported by his only friend, his servant’s son Hassan an Illiterate, loyal, and brave friend of his. Amir always made fun of him and never took him seriously .He was just the one with whom he can play with; narrate his stories to and the one he can laugh at. The story covers the life of narrator Amir from Kabul to US, the period from 60’s to 9/11. On the day of the competition he didn’t saved Hassan because of his fear from the thing that he should have. He then lied to his father in guilt to finish the 40 years bond between his father and Ali (Hassan’s father) and these incidents changed his life. Later in his life he came to know the things he was un-aware of. He went back to Pakistan and then to Afghanistan for the redemption he was looking whole his life. His one mistake was enough to change the life of many people including his father who later died from the cancer in US. Amir in US found the girl (Soraya) of his life and married her there. They later adopted a son of Hassan (Sohrab) who lost his family in Taliban’s tyranny. Amir brought this boy from Afghanistan where he had to face his old rival the one who was linked to the incidents happened that day of kite’s competition named Assef in a shape of Taliban leader.
The story is very connecting; it covers the struggle of Amir and his journey covering Afghanistan, Pakistan and USA. . It carries many emotions with it, from the fun part of jokes to the reality of what life can bring back to you, It will make you laugh, think and at most times emotional. Without any surprises it was the best-seller and has been printed in 34 countries. The author Khaled Hosseini beautifully wrote this story and touched millions with his style. It is a must read and would make you fall in love with its characters.
Writing Style: (4.5/5)