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With more than 120 photos in full color and the complete
screenplay, the story behind the making of the movie based on the
beloved bestselling novel directed by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball,
Finding Neverland
, and Stranger Than
Fiction
).


Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in
recent memory, The Kite Runner is a profoundly emotional tale of
friendship, family, devastating mistakes, and redeeming love. In a
divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amirand
Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. One boy's fearful act of
betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest
for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns
to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face
the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set
things right. This universal human story speaks to anyone who has every
yearned for a second chance to make a change and find
forgiveness.

This beautifully designed pictorial book includes
the complete screenplay, highlighted by exquisite color photographs,
behind-the-scenes stories about the production, the locations (the
western Chinese desert that borders Afghanistan), the casting of the
globally diverse cast and crew, and commentaries by novelist Khaled
Hosseini and director Marc Forster.

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Jan 22, 2010

this my first time reading a novel in English..
i starrted today, ddnt stop until i reached chapter 6..
i dont know why i started it in such busy time with studying..
i think am in luv with it..
may b i can prove my english by starting to read english novels.. i mean written in english coz this novel is in Afghanistan..

until know, i liked the little details describing the places and space. also, showing the real emotional feelings in the childhood relation between hassan and amir.

to be cont.

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Sep 23, 2013

The story happened in Afghanistan. It's a story about Amir and his friend Hassan, who was very loyal to him. Hassan was Ali's son who was servant in Amir's house. The book was basically talking about the life of two boys. Hassan was a natural runner. He ran the kite for Amir and he was beaten and raped by Assef when he tried to protect the kite. Amir was too afraid to help him. After that he made his father fire Ali. Soviet Union attacked Afghanistan so Amir and his father moved to California. The story happened in Afghanistan. It's a story about Amir and his friend Hassan, who was very loyal to him. Hassan was Ali's son who was servant in Amir's house. The book was basically talking about the life of two boys. Hassan was a natural runner. He ran the kite for Amir and he was beaten and raped by Assef when he tried to protect the kite. Amir was too afraid to help him. After that he made his father fire Ali. Soviet Union attacked Afghanistan so Amir and his father moved to California. Amir became a writer when he grew up. He married an Afghanistan wife. One day he got a called from his father's friend in his hometown. It was about his loyal friend, Hassan. He went on his journey of redemption.
I've read the Chinese version of this book when it first came out but then I read it the second time in English. I really like this book because it showed the friendship, good and evil, royalty , betrayal and redemption. It was very touched. This was a novel about humanity.
I would recommend this book to others because I think it is very meaningful. It worth people to read it and think hard about friendship and the royalty, betrayal, good and evil. ...more
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Dec 18, 2012

The Kite Runner is a book about two boys. Amir's father is wealthy merchant. Hassan is Amir's servant. Although Hassan is servant of Amir, they were bestfriend to each other. One triumphant day, Amir wins the local tournament and Hassan was good kite runner for Amir. Amir was looking for Hassan becuase Hassan was late. Amir saw that Hassan got sexual violence by his friends but Amir didn't save Hassan because Amir was very scared. Because Amir got sense of guilt, he made Hassan could not come The Kite Runner is a book about two boys. Amir's father is wealthy merchant. Hassan is Amir's servant. Although Hassan is servant of Amir, they were bestfriend to each other. One triumphant day, Amir wins the local tournament and Hassan was good kite runner for Amir. Amir was looking for Hassan becuase Hassan was late. Amir saw that Hassan got sexual violence by his friends but Amir didn't save Hassan because Amir was very scared. Because Amir got sense of guilt, he made Hassan could not come back to home. Many years later, Amir heard that Hassan and Amir are real brother, Amir felt so sorry to Hassan. Amir tried to adapt Hassan's son because Hassan's son got serious trouble but if Amir adapt him, he can alive. Amir was playing kite wiht Hassan's son and Amir was following kite of Hassan's son. The story end like this.

I didn't like this book and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I know this book has alot means, but i really don't like this book. In this book, there were alot of cruel scene such as sexual violence. I didn't get good moral from this book, so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. ...more
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Nov 22, 2009

Wow! This is a book that i couldn't lay down. This book has everything. It's about love, friendship, war, betrail, lies, onner, guild and relaese. It's tensive and emotional.
Just read it yourselve!

Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting toumament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him? for he always helps Amir? but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste Wow! This is a book that i couldn't lay down. This book has everything. It's about love, friendship, war, betrail, lies, onner, guild and relaese. It's tensive and emotional.
Just read it yourselve!

Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting toumament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him? for he always helps Amir? but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir still feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption. ...more
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Nov 17, 2009

A touching novel about friendship, fraternity, and betrayal. Amir and Hassan were always together, they were just like two peas in a pod. Soo much days they spent together, including chasing the kite. But one day, Amir became a coward since he decided to run when Hassan was in a danger. For several years, Amir had forgot about that accident until it came back again and disturbed his mind. So let’s see how Amir could pay his guiltiness to Hasan by reading this supernovel !!!
Hmmm…When you’re A touching novel about friendship, fraternity, and betrayal. Amir and Hassan were always together, they were just like two peas in a pod. Soo much days they spent together, including chasing the kite. But one day, Amir became a coward since he decided to run when Hassan was in a danger. For several years, Amir had forgot about that accident until it came back again and disturbed his mind. So let’s see how Amir could pay his guiltiness to Hasan by reading this supernovel !!!
Hmmm…When you’re reading this, better you’re in lonely situation in order to get the mood..
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Dec 30, 2010

A story about faith, hope, courage, loyalty, love, secrets, war, peace, and most of all friendship & brotherhood.
I loved every chapter of it. The tragedy, the little things in it made me thirsty for more. And my favorite quote is "for you a thousand times over."
My favorite character's Hassan needless to say, and Amir wasn't bad after all.
The author's way of telling the story was perfect, a must read book.
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Feb 02, 2009

Remind me the story of "Children of Heaven".
This is the perfect book telling about friendship in faith.
Learning the braveness, learning about friendship..
My tears go down, they miss Heaven.
Subhanallah..
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Oct 20, 2015

This is the most emotionally effective book i have ever read really touches deep into your feelings.
I don't think anyone can beat hosseini's writing style definately going to remember this book forever i loved the way hosseini describes the war through a kid's eyes
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Jul 17, 2018

I had seen the book cover before I read the book. Few years ago, there was a movie with the same title and cover as the book. I wondered about so I decided to read it.

The Kite Runner is about Amir, a boy who was born in a rich family in Afghanistan. They have a young servant named Hassan whom he likes to befriend. But because of their different status, he cannot make friends with Hassan. Hassan can do everything for Amir; he is a brave and sincere servant. One time, when some bullies bothered I had seen the book cover before I read the book. Few years ago, there was a movie with the same title and cover as the book. I wondered about so I decided to read it.

The Kite Runner is about Amir, a boy who was born in a rich family in Afghanistan. They have a young servant named Hassan whom he likes to befriend. But because of their different status, he cannot make friends with Hassan. Hassan can do everything for Amir; he is a brave and sincere servant. One time, when some bullies bothered Amir and Hassan, Hassan showed his slingshot skills to avoid danger. In Afghanistan, kite fighting is the most famous game. Amir wants to win in kite fighting because he wants to gain his father's love and recognition. He finally wins with Hassan's help. Hassan runs to the direction where the cut kite has fallen. Getting the last cut kite is the glory that everyone envies. Hassan does not go back to Amir for a long time, so the latter begins searching for the former. By accident, he sees Hassan being sexually assaulted by the village bully named Assef. Amir is so scared, he cannot dash to Hassan to save him. He just hides in the back and watches that scene. Because of that incident, Amir keeps feeling guilty so he makes Hassan into a thief and drives him and his father out of his house.

After the Soviet army invades Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape to the United States. He marries Soraya whom he met in the flea market. His father dies of cancer long before his son's marriage. Amir becomes a successful novelist. After his phone conversation with his late father's long-time friend, Rahim Khan, Amir goes to Pakistan to meet Rahim. Rahim Khan tells him the surprising truths about Hassan. Hassan is Amir's stepbrother from a different mother. After driving him out of their house, Hassan gets married with a baby whom they named Sohrab. Now Sohrab is an orphan because Hassan and his wife has been executed by Taliban. So Amir decides to go to Afghanistan and finds Sohrab trying to expiate his sins. However, with a twist of fate, Sohrab is being taken care of Assef, a member of Taliban. When Amir visits Sohrab, Assef mercilessly clubs Amir. Amir and Sohrab haul the club from Assef, and Sohrab shoots Assef's eyes with his father's slingshot. Amir promises Sohrab to take him to the United States and that the latter does not need to go to the orphanage again. But because Sohrab needs visa to go to the United States, Amir is obliged to put Sohrab in an orphanage for a while. When Amir tells Sohrab about this , Sohrab tries to commit suicide in the bathroom. Luckily, he didn't die. He goes to the United States with Amir but he does not speak and becomes expressionless. Once Sohrab sees kite fighting, his eyes become filled with emotions and Amir goes to catch the last cut kite just like what Hassan did for him in the past.

This work shows the tragedy of Afghanistan and the humanity of Hassan. Khaled Hosseini, the author of The Kite Runner, also comes from Afghanistan and lives in the United States like the protagonist in the story, Amir. He has asked the people to be concerned to Afghanistan's women. I thought that if I lived in the same environment as his, would I be similar to him? I think my answer would be "No".

"For you, a thousand times over", I was impressed by the part when Amir finally realizes Hassan's mind and practices it. At first, Hassan always protects Amir even if Amir does something wrong to him. With those scenes, I analyzed myself and I realized that I am a person who is very similar to Amir and not Hassan. Just like Amir, I want to be like Hassan and embrace my people.
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Nov 04, 2019

#qotd: Have you read this book??
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" There is a way to be good again"
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Story, set in 1970s in Afghanistan and later in America is about the lives of two young boys reflecting love, greed, jealousy honour, guilt, fear and redemption they shared.

Generally, I really don't prefer reading books on child abuse or childhood trauma, but this book which included all the above things had much more to give. I have 100 % loved the narration by the #qotd: Have you read this book??
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" There is a way to be good again"
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**Book Review***
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Story, set in 1970s in Afghanistan and later in America is about the lives of two young boys reflecting love, greed, jealousy honour, guilt, fear and redemption they shared.

Generally, I really don't prefer reading books on child abuse or childhood trauma, but this book which included all the above things had much more to give. I have 100 % loved the narration by the author, no frills..no extravagances just the hard brutal reality about what Afghanistan faced 30 years back.
"Most of those people, he said, were either dead or in refugee camps in Pakistan. " And sometimes the dead are luckier", he said.
I consider book was more about the personnel struggles and the guilt of not overcoming those hardships and expectations.
" But I had driven Hassan and Ali out of the house. Was it too far- fetched to imagine that things might have turned out differently if I hadn't?" Amir thought.

I admired how Khalied has asserted the fact about childhood, that it's so unfair to judge children on the basis of their behaviour and choices they make.
Rahim Khan laughed. "Children aren't colouring books. You don't get to fill them with your favourite colours."

When I read Malala's book I always wondered about Afghanistan and Swat Valley but this book has clearly given me the wisdom about the magnificence of the neighbourhood before the turmoil. I thoroughly enjoyed the book but due to its painful and violent content, I might not re-read this again.
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And I surely believe that life always comes in a circle, that there is always an opportunity to be good again.
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I retain just one complaint, why was the climax so outsized??
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Nov 27, 2019

Beautiful and emotional story about the childhood, the friend Hassan, the country where the author was born, Afghanistan. The secrets, the emotions, the discrimination of the Hazaras, the cruel Taliban. the escape and the new life in the US. I can recommend this story. A musthave.
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Dec 03, 2019

This book is amazing! I could not put it down, it made me feel so many emotions. It is so easy to follow along. I highly recommend
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Sep 07, 2011

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini introduces an unfamiliar, harsh life in third world countries in turmoil, but at the same time, enables me to relate with the protagonist, Amir, in many ways. Encountering environmentally and emotionally challenging obstacles, Amir learns lessons from each of them, regardless of whether he manages to overcome the challenge. I have been able to develop my own interpretation of the lessons Amir learns from his difficult moments and absorb them personally, feeling
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini introduces an unfamiliar, harsh life in third world countries in turmoil, but at the same time, enables me to relate with the protagonist, Amir, in many ways. Encountering environmentally and emotionally challenging obstacles, Amir learns lessons from each of them, regardless of whether he manages to overcome the challenge. I have been able to develop my own interpretation of the lessons Amir learns from his difficult moments and absorb them personally, feeling more attached to the protagonist and the book.
As Amir grows up, he recognizes the hidden love of Baba that he craved for as a child. By immigrating to America from Kabul, Afghanistan, where he lived in a wealthy family, he notices everything that he took for granted including all the things that Baba has done for him. He thinks to himself, “I thought of all the trucks,…he bought me in Kabul. Now America. One last gift for Amir”(Hosseini 141). Along with the sudden realization of Baba’s endless support, he also realizes how much Baba has sacrificed to provide for him. “For me, America was a place to bury my memories. For Baba, a place to mourn his”(Hosseini 140). Noticing the self-sacrifice of Baba, Amir comes to appreciate his situation, which he has never observed to be fortunate ever since his prosperous childhood. Like Amir who realizes Baba’s love, I also recognize my mom’s sacrifice. For the past two years in Louisville, people around me always have been telling me about how I should be so grateful to my mom and how I should take care of my mom as best as I can because she is going through a rough experience in a foreign country just like Baba did. Although I knew that my mom deserved to be respected, deep inside me, I was a little annoyed, thinking that people are exaggerating about her importance because my mom does nothing but to give rides, cook food and does laundry. She did not have to go to school, socialize, or stress out about academic achievements. Instead, she just stayed home, relaxing every day. I have secretly envied my mom’s plain, smooth life and thought that I, as a stressful student trying to fit myself in to a new environment, am the one who really needed the encouragements, not my mom. However, the novel enables me to observe a similar situation like mine in third person’s view and I notice that my mom and I had different purposes when we came to America. I am staying here, suffering and spending time for my own benefit and my own good. However, my mom is here, sacrificing her time and giving up her comfortable life in Korea, not for herself, but solely for my future even when knows she is losing the life that she used to know and love. After reading the novel, I understand the depth of mom’s sacrifice and truly appreciate her brave decision.
Along with the genuine appreciation, the novel also brought me shame. On the scene when Amir, for his own safety, neglects Hassan, his loyal servant and a true friend, getting beaten up by the bullies, it recalled my embarrassing memories in sixth and eighth grade. As a sixth grader, I always had friends around me and never noticed how being a loner is both a physically and emotionally difficult experience. Unaware of our cruelty, my friends and I would bully the loners by making them come to a secluded place in school and insulting them. After I went to middle school, I deeply reflected my wrongdoings and was confident that I had grown up and would not make the same mistake again. However, I proved myself wrong when my closest friend from the same class got in to a fight. My friend was losing the fight and I knew that I had to make a decision, to stay loyal like a true friend or to neglect my closest friend’s difficulty for my own survival. I decided to betray my friend. The decision I made that day, along with my sixth grade memory, are two events that always embarrass and depress me. Not only me but everyone, regardless of their gender, job or birthplace, has memories of neglecting others’ difficulties, memories that they want to erase. Amir’s human nature shown in the novel enables readers from various/every backgrounds to develop a deeper connection to the novel that takes place in a third world country, where people might consider as a place too far away to have similarities with their lives.
Through the whole book, I imagined myself in Afghanistan, Pakistan and San Francisco and fully empathized with Amir. When Amir felt appreciation, I felt appreciation and when Amir felt guilty, I also felt guilty. Through Amir’s honest character, Kite Runner evokes empathy and reflection in me, making me aware of my surroundings and the importance of morality and consciousness.
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Apr 14, 2012

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Needless to say, it is the best title for this book report. This time I won’t talk about my reading speed; I was completely immersed into this book, the Kite Runner. I will never forget this book, and I think I will read it again someday, because, for you, a thousand times over.
This story began with the two little boys, Amir Jan and his servant Hassan. They lived in Kabul, Afghan, before Russia’s invasion. Life was simple but happy, Amir Jan’s father was a rich man in town, and he afforded  
   Needless to say, it is the best title for this book report. This time I won’t talk about my reading speed; I was completely immersed into this book, the Kite Runner. I will never forget this book, and I think I will read it again someday, because, for you, a thousand times over.
   This story began with the two little boys, Amir Jan and his servant Hassan. They lived in Kabul, Afghan, before Russia’s invasion. Life was simple but happy, Amir Jan’s father was a rich man in town, and he afforded the family, in possession of a good fortune, and his servant Ali, the father of Hassan grown up with him together. Amir Jan and Hassan won an annual tournament of kite flying, but as Hassan ran for the kite for his master after the game over, a bully called Aseef violated Hassan. Witnessing the entire thing, Amir didn’t save Hassan, and ran away out of fear instead. Since then, Amir feel quite at a lost and the relationship between they two was broken. Soon Ali took his son and asked for a leave to his master, though Amir’s father rejected his request, they still left and never came back. Amir saw his father’s eye got wet the first time. Years later, he and his father moved to America for a refuge of the War, and settled their life there. Amir graduated from a community college and met his girl Soraya, and got married. His father died of cancer before long. Everything went well until a friend of his fathers’ – Khan called Amir to pay him a visit, because he was about to die, so he had something to tell Amir. Amir was also still concerned about Hassan, so he went back to his hometown. Khan told him the truth before he died that Hassan wasn’t the son of Ali, but the son of his father, which means, Hassan was his half brother, due to what his father did to the wife of Ali. Amir was shock by then, and he decided to find Hassan’s son Sohrab and bring him back to America. Sohrab was said to live in an orphanage in Kabul, and Hassan was killed for his defense against the Taliban’s entering their old house. Amir found everything was totaled by Taliban after he went back to Kabul, and he managed to find and pay a visit to the man who was in charge of local Taliban, and told him he wanted the boy back. During the negotiation, Amir found out the man was turned out to be Aseef, the bully. He, under the help of Sohrab, finally ran out after hit Aseef in the eye by a slingshot that Hassan used to use. They escaped from Kabul, and settled in a local restaurant in Pakistan. At the same time, Amir began to start managing the adoption process to migrate Sohrab as an Afghanistan orphanage legally to America, but the process was tough and barely impossible. Sohrab was cornered and since it might require a long time, so he promised Sohrab he would run for it, but he had to send him to another local orphanage for a while, safely and reliably. However, Sohrab was not convinced; he thought Amir was just about to abandon him and he was scared and desperate, for he didn’t want the nightmare of orphanage in Kabul happen again. He committed suicide in a toilet tub by cutting through his blood vessel. Amir was shocked the moment he saw Sohrab in the blood, and he sent him to the hospital immediately. Fortunately, Sohrab was saved and cured by the doctor, but he became taciturn again and didn’t want to talk to anybody. Amir was soon informed that his wife Soraya had found out the way to bring Sohrab to America, and they finally succeeded it.
   After they came back to America, Sohrab was still silent to all the family members, but the couple was always kind and patient to Sohrab. Eventually, Amir opened the kid’s heart by showing him the way he played a kite, just like he played with Hassan as a child. He asked Sohrab if he want him to run and bring the kite back; Sohrab nodded a little. Amir was satisfied and he ran the kite for Sohrab, saying “for you a thousand times over” (as Hassan ever said to Amir) in memory of Hassan, and those old times. The whole story was frozen for the moment and that’s the end of it.
   The book is with no doubt deserve the fame, and the whole story is almost impeccable a perfection.
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Apr 20, 2011

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The book, The Kite Runner was one of the best novels I have ever read in my life. Once I grabbed the book in my hand, I sat for hours and read.
The novel begins with the recount of the relationship between Amir, who is a son of rich family and Hassan, son of servant in the house. They spend their childhood together and are best friends in someway, but their relationship is intricate, since Hassan is Amir's servant. Amir's father, Baba likes both Amir and Hassan, but is harsh to Amir sometimes The book, The Kite Runner was one of the best novels I have ever read in my life. Once I grabbed the book in my hand, I sat for hours and read.
The novel begins with the recount of the relationship between Amir, who is a son of rich family and Hassan, son of servant in the house. They spend their childhood together and are best friends in someway, but their relationship is intricate, since Hassan is Amir's servant. Amir's father, Baba likes both Amir and Hassan, but is harsh to Amir sometimes because he is not manly while Hassan is. This makes Amir have some kind of a sense of inferiority towards Hassan, which later results in Hassan and his father Ali leaving the house. Later, when Amir becomes a writer in America and returns to Afghanistan, he learns that the country has changed a lot during his absence of 20 years. Amir also learns that Hassan is dead and shockingly, is his half brother. Amir feels horrible for not being able to apologize to Hassan for what he did a long time ago, and goes searching for his nephew and Hassan's son Sohrab. The novel ends by Amir bringing back Sohrab to America, adopting him and teaching him how to run the kite, just like how Amir and Hassan used to spend their childhood in Kabul.
This novel made me think deeply about the importance of redeeming. Amir, after 20 years still feels guilty in the novel for not helping out Hassan when he was getting rapes, and for kicking him out from the house. This made me learn how horrible it would be in life to do something sinful and not being able to redeem myself from the sin.
Overall, I have enjoyed reading this novel, and I strongly recommend this novel to people who like to read autobiographies although this is a novel. Also I recommend people who are learning English to read this book especially because the language used in the novel was simple yet very powerful.
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Dec 30, 2015

In my own way I believe that major events in one's life help form or contribute to who we are today whether it is good or bad. While reading " The Kite Runner", in the first chapter it says " I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in winter of 1975" ( pg 1). When reading this it explains that a very important moment whether good or bad formed him into who he is today. In chapter one his old friend Rahim Khan called and asked him to come see him, when the call was In my own way I believe that major events in one's life help form or contribute to who we are today whether it is good or bad. While reading " The Kite Runner", in the first chapter it says " I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in winter of 1975" ( pg 1). When reading this it explains that a very important moment whether good or bad formed him into who he is today. In chapter one his old friend Rahim Khan called and asked him to come see him, when the call was finish, Amir says " I knew it wasn't just Rahim Khan on the line. It was my past of atoned sins" (pg 1). This line resonated with me because it had a deeper meaning, as if it were referring to that event that made him who he was today. Following the events of the phone call Amir decides to take a walk through the park. In the event of Amir taking this walk he begins to have memories of his friend Hassan flying kites and of the life he had before the winter of 1975. When reading chapter two it describes the friendship of Amir and Hassan explaining how they would play games and spend time together like reflecting light into neighbors homes and throwing walnuts at the neighbors one-eyed German Shepherd . A major event that was mentioned in chapter 2 was when the two boys decided to take a shortcut to see a new Iranian movie, resulting in a soldier saying that he slept with Hassan's mother. Which later resulted in Hassan crying at the movie. ...more
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May 22, 2012

"The Kite Runner" reminded me of a very important and critical point that we all must pay attention to:

We must not let envy and jealousy feelings to control our deeds and take us to the non-returning point. The Islamic religion has taught me that the first sin Satan had committed was getting jealous of our father Adam in paradise because God created him from fire while created Adam from soil. But, what started as a jealously at the first place turned out later to be a hatred from the Satan which "The Kite Runner" reminded me of a very important and critical point that we all must pay attention to:

We must not let envy and jealousy feelings to control our deeds and take us to the non-returning point. The Islamic religion has taught me that the first sin Satan had committed was getting jealous of our father Adam in paradise because God created him from fire while created Adam from soil. But, what started as a jealously at the first place turned out later to be a hatred from the Satan which led to devastating sins Satan and our father Adam had committed. These sins were the main reason for kicking them off paradise and sending them down to earth.

I still believe that we sometimes imagine that others might have things better than ours (which is not true in most cases)! do you know why? because I still can't believe how Satan thought soil is better than fire!

In "The Kite Runner": The same thing happened to Amir when he committed his own version of the devastating mistakes that am I talking about against Hassan -their servant's son- ! just because he thought that his father liked Hassan more than him.

But can we redeem our mistakes and fix things after harming others! May be yes and maybe no.
If you want to know the answer go and read this novel.
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Apr 29, 2011

This is a story about the relationship between Amir and his servant, Hassan happening their childhood in Afghanistan.
Hassan was a sacrifice person. When Hassan said to Amir that he will do whatever for Amir a thousand times, I cried for his sprite of sacrifice. Besides, one of the scenes that Amir threw some red fruit to Hassan to make him angry. Hassan did not throw the fruits but his face. When I see that scene, I gave an exclamation of surprise. I impressed about Hassan’s innocent and true This is a story about the relationship between Amir and his servant, Hassan happening their childhood in Afghanistan.
Hassan was a sacrifice person. When Hassan said to Amir that he will do whatever for Amir a thousand times, I cried for his sprite of sacrifice. Besides, one of the scenes that Amir threw some red fruit to Hassan to make him angry. Hassan did not throw the fruits but his face. When I see that scene, I gave an exclamation of surprise. I impressed about Hassan’s innocent and true mind or even sincere attitude to Amir.Moreover, when Amir tries to make Hassan leave, I though Amir was cowardly and selfish. However, when he went back to Afghanistan and find Hassan’s son that was showed how Amir has a god soul. The differences between the movie and the novel, when Amir take Hassan's son to America, it was not easy so Hassan's son has to stay in orphanage again. He tried to suicide. Amir finally take hime to America and adopted him. Amir started to sacrifies to Hassan's son like Hassan did for him. Furthermore, the history of Afghanistan was really terrible and also cruel to me. Although I don’t know well about the Afghanistan and Islam culture but I could understand through this novel.I think movie is also good. ...more
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Oct 21, 2013

A Sad Story begin with 2 boys happened to be brothers and they don't know that make at first a good friends but the nature of the environment Amir's lives in make him bully Hassan (His servant).
Hassan such a kind boy love Amir and listen to his stories (in the future he will be a writer)

Hassan Suffer from bully rich young boy at the end beat and rap him just because he defend his friend Amir, suffer from Amir and accusing him from steeling his expensive watch , suffer from Taliban and their A Sad Story begin with 2 boys happened to be brothers and they don't know that make at first a good friends but the nature of the environment Amir's lives in make him bully Hassan (His servant).
Hassan such a kind boy love Amir and listen to his stories (in the future he will be a writer)

Hassan Suffer from bully rich young boy at the end beat and rap him just because he defend his friend Amir, suffer from Amir and accusing him from steeling his expensive watch , suffer from Taliban and their terrorism rule .. at last he end up dead with his wife leaving his young son on Taliban hands.

His Friend Amir after years of staying in USA (He and his father ran away from Afghanistan after Russia invade it )he get married from Afghan girl lives there and know accidentally about his nephew and decided to save him to relief his conscience for not defending his young brother.

At the end he bring him back to USA and teach him the most lovable game they loved on there childhood
(Kite Flying).

Touching and Sad story ..



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May 21, 2015

actually i borrowed the book from my cousin and didn't give back so I'm a thief now. lol. but I'm proud of it. she asked me several times to hand it but i won't. cos i had a relationship with this book. lust for writer's other works.
now about the book. i haven't seen such a pain, sorrow, love, secret at the same time in any story. Amir and Hasan, these two characters made me think and analyze them. i was angry with Amir's attitude but then i realized that he was just a little boy and children actually i borrowed the book from my cousin and didn't give back so I'm a thief now. lol. but I'm proud of it. she asked me several times to hand it but i won't. cos i had a relationship with this book. lust for writer's other works.
now about the book. i haven't seen such a pain, sorrow, love, secret at the same time in any story. Amir and Hasan, these two characters made me think and analyze them. i was angry with Amir's attitude but then i realized that he was just a little boy and children sometimes can be cruel. but Hasan? what about him? accident which he lived moved me i mean as a woman it was disgusting to imagine. and then his son. anyway I'll always love this book and recommend to all who haven't read yet ...more
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Jul 03, 2010

I don't understand why anyone (much less the hundreds who have already rated this) would read the movie script instead of the book itself. I ordered this after reading the original book and seeing the movie, assuming it would have some insight into the film, what went into the filming process - basically that it would deepen my appreciation for the film. No. There's about 10 pages of introduction, from which I learned that the film had been shot in western China, and the rest was just the I don't understand why anyone (much less the hundreds who have already rated this) would read the movie script instead of the book itself. I ordered this after reading the original book and seeing the movie, assuming it would have some insight into the film, what went into the filming process - basically that it would deepen my appreciation for the film. No. There's about 10 pages of introduction, from which I learned that the film had been shot in western China, and the rest was just the shooting script. No commentary, no insider information... A quick read, but it wasn't worth the time. Go read the actual novel by Khaled Hosseini. ...more
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Dec 22, 2009

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is one of the greatest books ever. It takes about Amir a person at the begging who isn’t brave and is a coward that is over taken by fear. He’s friend Hassan is a great friends that helps him out to overcome all his fears. This is the perfect book telling about friendship in faith. Learning the braveness, learning about friendship you would want to know more and more as you read this book. You would remain in shock on what happens at the end of the book. It’s The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is one of the greatest books ever. It takes about Amir a person at the begging who isn’t brave and is a coward that is over taken by fear. He’s friend Hassan is a great friends that helps him out to overcome all his fears. This is the perfect book telling about friendship in faith. Learning the braveness, learning about friendship you would want to know more and more as you read this book. You would remain in shock on what happens at the end of the book. It’s also a heart breaking story when you lose a friend that has been there with you all the time and support you and destroying that bond that would never recover. I hope people that read it would enjoy it as well. ...more
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Apr 03, 2017

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Kite Runner was one of many books to keep me on edge on what would the character Admir do next. I'm glad I decided to read the Kite Runner, it made me feel indignant and betrayal. I put myself in the shoes of Admir and Hassan and it change my perspective on the characters a lot. The loyalty of one of a friendship in the book is somewhat relatable to an extent. Would I recommend this book? Yes of course. Once you read one page, your there grabbing at a new one. I would definitely recommend The Kite Runner was one of many books to keep me on edge on what would the character Admir do next. I'm glad I decided to read the Kite Runner, it made me feel indignant and betrayal. I put myself in the shoes of Admir and Hassan and it change my perspective on the characters a lot. The loyalty of one of a friendship in the book is somewhat relatable to an extent. Would I recommend this book? Yes of course. Once you read one page, your there grabbing at a new one. I would definitely recommend it, if you are looking for something different to read. The Kite Runner has hardship, betrayal, loyalty, hatred and sexual violence. ...more
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Feb 01, 2014

The Kite Runner is a novel about loyalty and betrayal, family and friends and beauty and chaos. I can realte to the relationship Amir and his Baba has because it resembles my relationship with my father. We don't talk to much but I know deep inside that I truly care about him and he does for me, too. Relationships can be quiet but it doesnt necessarily mean that there is a gap between. I've also understood more the Afghan culture.
The novel, through Baba, showed how we can create good out of The Kite Runner is a novel about loyalty and betrayal, family and friends and beauty and chaos. I can realte to the relationship Amir and his Baba has because it resembles my relationship with my father. We don't talk to much but I know deep inside that I truly care about him and he does for me, too. Relationships can be quiet but it doesnt necessarily mean that there is a gap between. I've also understood more the Afghan culture.
The novel, through Baba, showed how we can create good out of guilt. The past will haunt you but you can do things in the present that will make you a person than you are yesterday. ...more
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Jun 02, 2010

So far these two kids from Afghanistan grew up together and became best friends. One's name was Amir and the other Khaled. As they got older Khaled and his family became alot more priveleged than Amir's, their friendship began to slowly fall apart to the point where they couldn't stand each other. With loosing one of his close friends Amir didn't really have anyone to speak too, and he countinues to struggle with a horrible secret that he's ashamed of revealing he had gotten raped by a man. So So far these two kids from Afghanistan grew up together and became best friends. One's name was Amir and the other Khaled. As they got older Khaled and his family became alot more priveleged than Amir's, their friendship began to slowly fall apart to the point where they couldn't stand each other. With loosing one of his close friends Amir didn't really have anyone to speak too, and he countinues to struggle with a horrible secret that he's ashamed of revealing he had gotten raped by a man. So now he feels worthless. He doesn't feel that he is worth anything anymore. "I wish they hadn't bought me anything." he stated. Amir didn't even want his birthday presents from his family. ...more

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