The internationally beloved and bestselling novel–now in a beautifully illustrated gift edition.
An unforgettable story of honour, courage, and betrayal set in war-torn Afghanistan as two small boys test their friendship to its limits. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story about the ways in which we are damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.
This breathtaking edition is newly designed with two-colour art throughout, and includes three full-colour photo inserts–all printed on beautiful paper. Printed endpapers and an exquisite, printed linen case complete this gorgeous, must-have volume.
Release Year: 2007
Source: Purchase at Wee Book Inn
I saw the movie first, I skipped through the graphic novel and later on I found a beautiful copy of this novel (downside?) somebody wrote a note in it in pen.. very disappointed.
I write this review with still tears welling up along the rims of eyes. I saw the movie years ago, some scenes I recognized and others I’m glad I received a more detailed version through this book. I was reluctant to start reviewing this book immediately, but I wanted my raw emotions to really be revealed.
I read this book in about 2 weeks. Which is a record for me lately. This book felt completely authentic. Whether Mr. Hosseini had actually experienced everything he wrote about or whether he took facts, and notes and compiled a story from other peoples lives, it just felt so real. The incorporation of local language, the words, it just felt so true.
I’m going to be honest, when I first started reading ‘The Kite Runner’, I was bored, there was a lot of lengthy detail that I felt was unnecessary but thinking back, it was completely necessary. This book couldn’t have been written without all the extra detail put in; the background story.
I couldn’t put this novel down. I haven’t been able to say that in a long time, basically since I read “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah. But the roller-coaster ride of emotions was so worth reading until the very end. That moment when there is a glimpse of hope and happiness for the protagonist and his family, I couldn’t have imagined a better ending. It was perfect.