Book Review of The Kite Runner.The Kite Runner was another enjoyable and unexpectedly emotional read.
I should have disliked the protagonist for the betrayal he perpetrates on his supposed best friend. Yet, I couldn’t help sympathizing with his dilemma. What he does is undoubtedly wrong and just one of the many terrible mistakes he makes. But Khaled Hosseini makes Amir so real and human that it is difficult to judge him harshly. Its hard to condemn someone when you find yourself wondering if you would find the courage Amir couldn’t.
Amir’s redemption when it comes was most unexpected. And the irony doesn’t escape me that what his father failed to instill in him while he remained a hero in Amir’s eyes, he did when his human failings were revealed to Amir. The thought that something good can result from bad deeds is not something I’d like to contemplate. Still, I suppose that’s what second chances are about.
The ending for The Kite Runner was great too. Not a happy ending nor a sad one. Just enough to make me hope that the main characters in the tale find a measure of happiness in the future.
My conclusions :
- Would I re-read the book ?Yes.
- Would I want to read the next book in the series if there were one? Possibly.
- Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Not really. These aren't my typical reads.
- Who would I recommend this too? Fiction readers looking for something with an emotional punch.
- For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? I'd say borrow it first. This book isn't for all readers.