Wonderful text – simply incredible depictions of beauty and raw truth poured from an honest and very capable heart.
The Kite Runner to me, is a text about redemption in the truest sense – the unflinching realism of the Middle East with the personal interest of a family/friendship divided by more than just cicumstance, and the efforts to rebuid from the ashes of a past never forgotten. The landscapes Hosseini paints are vivid in their stark, bare pride. The colours, the excitement and emotions always bubbling from below – and the courage to release what is clearly close to heart.
All of us have made mistakes in our lives, and can relate if not in kind, but in nature at least to the plight of the protagonist – at once selfish and afraid, but through the nurture of a moral father, of a tight community, he gains the tools necessary to reopen his past and rectify the sins of the past. This rediscovery is at the heart of the novel, and I truly felt that it could not have been represented better. The beautiful flow of language that surrounds the budding author forms before us against the halting dialogue that he hides himself and the past behind so painfully. Never has so sensitive an issue been dealt with so evenly, honestly and so tenderly as to make you feel grateful for the opportunity to have shared Hosseini’s experience.