Thursday, August 5, 2010

currently reading :: The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini 

The Kite Runner has been on my to-read list for a long time. I have heard some great things about this book. In particular, I wanted to sure I read it before I see the movie version. One of my friends from college recently started a book club on facebook and invited me to join. The Kite Runner is our selected book for the month of August--what great timing!

Summary: The Kite Runner follows the story of Amir, the privileged son of a wealthy businessman in Kabul, and Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant. As children in the relatively stable Afghanistan of the early 1970s, the boys are inseparable. They spend idyllic days running kites and telling stories of mystical places and powerful warriors until an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever, and eventually cements their bond in ways neither boy could have ever predicted. Even after Amir and his father flee to America, Amir remains haunted by his cowardly actions and disloyalty. In part, it is these demons and the sometimes impossible quest for forgiveness that bring him back to his war-torn native land after it comes under Taliban rule. 
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