In Search of the Kite Runner

In Search of the Kite Runner

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In Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel The Kite Runner (Riverhead Books, 2003), Hosseini shows us an Afghanistan rich in tradition and culture and an Afghanistan torn apart by war and political strife. We see Muslims who are not so different from Christians or Jews. In Search of the Kite Runner looks at the basic themes that make The Kite Runner such a fascinating and thought-provoking story and that make it personal for anyone who has ever wished for a chance to do something over. Written from a Christian perspective, In Search of the Kite Runner begins with the rudiments of Islamic faith and the Islam of Afghanistan. The author likens the struggles of The Kite Runner's characters and those of other literary figures to the struggles and stories of biblical patriarchs. She brings to light the complexities of interpersonal and intrafamily relationships and examines the impact that power, guilt, and the quest for forgiveness and redemption can have on our lives. Exploring both the individual and the collective basis for doing good, Hayes probes our perceptions about what it means to be religious and what it means to be human. From the Popular Insights series.

Title:In Search of the Kite Runner
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780827230293
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    In Search of the Kite Runner Reviews

  • Tazeen Khalid

    First book to ever make me bawl my eyes out...

  • Jahziel

    "The Kite Runner", by Khaled Hosseini is a very powerful novel. Love, honor, guilt, fear, and redemption are the five main themes portrayed within this great book. So many lessons are thought. I found...

  • Alison

    Great book! Couldn't put it down. Wonderfully written story with excellent detail and facts about life in modern Afghanistan. ...

  • Shane

    makes you question your loyalties to friends and the pressure of racial lines, and what can happen when those lines are crossed...

  • Lydia Chong

    Tears your soul apart...

  • Gemma

    Very moving! ...

  • Rachel

    I haven't recovered from this yet and I read it 2 years ago. I can't bring myself to read his latest novel. ...

  • Leo

    This book was stunning! It tells a beautiful story told in an unflinching first person narrative. ...

  • Brandin Titanich

    It gets dark fast....

  • Lucas

    I didn't like this book, i didn't like the topic. ...