The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 4.5

I have to say something about this book which taught me a lesson to not to be a book snob from now on! To start with actually I was very apprehensive to start this book or rather reluctant too. If not for group-read may be I don’t think I would have ever read this book. There were many reasons for it, first of all it was an over hyped book and secondly it had won so many awards and I had a bad experience with an award winning book before!
Initially when I first started this book I had made up my mind that I won’t like and its nothing special and till one third I thought I was right but NO, it proved me wrong totally. Though the story was not something extraordinary and with simple characters, yet it made a space in my heart gradually with out me knowing and then it made me realize how wrongly I had judge this book. I just could not believe this was Hosseini’s first book his writing was so beautiful , flawless and heart touching that it took me in to the story.
The story was about Amir a guilty soul who was weak, could not stand up for himself or for others, could not raise his voice for the wrongs but he had a conscious which always used to haunt him throughout his life when ever something bad happened to him his conscious used to say he deserved it, well in the end when he rectified his mistake (may be partly but at least he does) that makes this story even more beautiful to read. On the whole I am really glad to have read this book!